Cover Photo: image by M&S Literary Adventures/flickr
image by M&S Literary Adventures/flickr

Walter Benjamin’s Last Hike

The day we hiked Benjamin’s last trail, hundreds of thousands of refugees were desperate to get into Europe.

Sentier de la Liberté Walter Benjamin

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Arcades ProjectThe Dialectics of Seeing

Passagen-Werk

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Angelus Novus

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Illuminations

The Dialectics of Seeing, Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project,

The Arcades Project

The Dialectics of Seeing,

Illuminations

Illuminations,

Selected Writings, 1913-1926

The Dialectics of Seeing,

Illuminations

Illuminations

Escape Through the Pyrenees

Dialectics of Seeing

Illuminations

Gwen Strauss is based in Southern France where she is the Director of the Dora Maar House, an artist residency program. Her most recent book The Hiding Game, a Middle Grade Reader about artists hiding in Marseille in 1940, won a 2017 Parent’s Choice Award. Her poetry book Trail of Stones, with illustrations by Anthony Browne, is widely anthologized and was recently turned into a theatrical performance. The Night Shimmy, a children's book with the same illustrator was translated into six languages. Ruth and the Green Book received wide recognition including the ALA 2011 Most Notable Middle Grade Reader, Honor book for the Jane Adam's Peace Prize, and this year was named “one of ten books all Georgians should read” by the Georgia Advisory Book Council. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary magazine and outlets including: Catamaran, The New Republic, New England Review, Kenyon Review, London Sunday Times and Antioch Review.


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