Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

The people of Berlin

The air of the city that is conjured here allots them only a brief, shadowy existence. They flit alongside walls like beggars and appear ghost-like in their windows only in order to disappear again, they sniff along thresholds like a genius loci, and even if they fill entire quarters of the city with their names, it is only in the way a dead man’s name fills the headstone on his grave. Walter Benjamin
Tags: 1920s, benjamin, berlin, blaue vogel, cabaret, quote, russians, theatre

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