Melancholy Dialectics

Melancholy Dialectics

Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning

eBook - 1993
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A new, comprehensive interpretation of the increasingly influential German-Jewish critic and philosopher Benjamin's (1892-1940) oeuvre, focusing on the central ideas of mourning and melancholia. According to Pensky (philosophy, Binghamton U.), the contradictions in Benjamin's thought--from his early "mystical" theory of literary criticism through his adoption of Marxist and surrealist doctrines to his final version of "materialist historiography"--can be understood as his long-term personal and theoretical response to these two ideas. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, [1993], ©1993
ISBN: 9780585227016
Branch Call Number: 838.912 Pe
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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