The Sonnets

The Sonnets

by Walter Benjamin

Translated by Carl Skoggard

Published by: Fence Books

320 Pages, 6.00 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781944380014
  • Published: December 2017


As the Third Reich advanced on Paris, Walter Benjamin entrusted his writings to the philosopher George Bataille. These eighty religious, lyric sonnets, produced in Benjamin’s twenties in a sustained response to the suicide of his college friend in protest of the First World War, were among those writings. This first English translation, a bilingual edition, features extensive context and commentary.