The Actuality of Walter Benjamin

The Actuality of Walter Benjamin

by Laura Marcus
     
 

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This collection shows how extraordinarily substantial were the theoretical footholds which Walter Benjamin supplied. The contributors engage with Benjamin on a number of levels, with essays on historical understanding versus historicism, a look at gender and dialectical images, the space of the city, the sources of Judaism and the aesthetics of conflict. Also analysed

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This collection shows how extraordinarily substantial were the theoretical footholds which Walter Benjamin supplied. The contributors engage with Benjamin on a number of levels, with essays on historical understanding versus historicism, a look at gender and dialectical images, the space of the city, the sources of Judaism and the aesthetics of conflict. Also analysed are Benjamin's artwork, the novel, the anthropology and philosophy of history, 'fate and character', the baroque and Benjamin the intellectual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853158639
Publisher:
Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
New Formations Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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