A haunting little idyll in the same vein as A High Wind in Jamaica…tells of two children, a boy and a girl, sole survivors of a plane crash in the Australian bush. Their fragile veneer of modern culture clashes with the primitive soul of a boy who is making his tribal walkabout. —Time
Gershom Scholem was a precocious teenager when he became Walter Benjamin’s close friend. His account of that relationship is at once a tribute to his friend’s genius and a lament for his personal and, as Scholem sees it, intellectual self-destructiveness.