Peter Fenves

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Benjamin, Studying, China

Peter Fenves

Peter Fenves is Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. He has written extensively on Walter Benjamin, contemporary critical thought, and the German philosophical and literary tradition since 1750. He is the author of A Peculiar Fate: Metaphysics and World-History in Kant (Cornell UP, 1991), "Chatter": Language and History in Kierkegaard (Stanford UP, 1993), Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin (Stanford UP, 2001), and Late Kant: Towards Another Law of the Earth (Routledge, 2003); and most recently The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (Stanford UP, 2010), which includes the first English translations of two texts Benjamin wrote under the title of "The Rainbow."

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