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By John Schad

A startling critical-creative exam of 1 of the twentieth Century's top thinkers, The overdue Walter Benjamin is a documentary novel that juxtaposes the existence and loss of life of Walter Benjamin with the times, hours and mins of a working-class council property at the fringe of London in post-war Austerity England. the radical centres on one specific tenant who claims to be Walter Benjamin, and merely ever makes use of phrases written by way of Benjamin, it seems that oblivious that the genuine Benjamin devoted suicide two decades prior while fleeing the Nazis. before everything set within the sixties, the textual content slips again to the early years of the property and to Benjamin's final days, as he strikes throughout Europe looking ever-more desperately to flee the 3rd Reich. via this fictional narrative, John Schad explores not just the emergence of Benjamin's considering from a politicised Jewish theology pressured to confront the increase of Nazism but additionally the results of his utopian Marxism, solid in exile, for the very diverse context of a displaced operating classification group in post-war Britain.

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