London, WC1A 2JL United Kingdom
Seventy-five years ago, on 26 September 1940, perhaps the 20th century's greatest cultural critic died in a small town on the Spanish border as he attempted to leave France, escaping the Nazis. This summer, writer and commentator Brian Dillon retraced Benjamin's steps, tracking his life's work to that terminus in the Pyrenees. Scholar and Benjamin biographer Esther Leslie has recently edited and translated Benjamin's On Photography (Reaktion Books) and translated his Archive (Verso Books). Together they consider the extraordinary range, achievement and reach of this remarkable and hugely influential writer. The evening is hosted by Gareth Evans.
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