Belknap Press, December 1999. Hardcover. Used - Like New / Very Good. Item #231860
To great writers, Walter Benjamin once wrote, finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labour their entire lives. Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project (in German, Das Passagen-Werk) is a monumental ruin, meticulously constructed over the course of 13 years - the theatre, as the author called it, of all my struggles and all my ideas.
(Six & 3/4 inches x 10 & 1/4 inches) In very good dustjacket. Quarter bound: black cloth binding with silver lettering & blue paper covered boards with black & blue photograph of Walter Benjamin (ca. 1932, photographer unknown) printed on to the fore-edge side. Turquoise end pages. Tight binding. Clean, without markings. (1073 pages). Previous owner's name & date inked in small neat letters top right corner of front free end page.