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The angel of history : Rosenzweig, Benjamin, Scholem

Author: Stéphane Mosès
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Angel of History, Mosès looks at three Jewish philosophers--Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholem--who formulated a new vision of history in 1920s Germany by moving away from the spirit of assimilation and the Enlightenment belief in humanity's inevitable progress. Instead, they imagined history as discontinuous, made of moments that form no totality but whose ruptures are both more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franz Rosenzweig; Walter Benjamin; Gershom Scholem; Franz Rosenzweig; Walter Benjamin; Gershom Scholem; Walter Benjamin; Franz Rosenzweig; Gershom Scholem
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphane Mosès
ISBN: 9780804741163 0804741166 9780804741170 0804741174
OCLC Number: 237018871
Notes: "Originally published in French in 1992 under the title L'Ange de l'histoire: Rosenzweig, Benjamin, Scholem 1992, Editions du Seuil."
Description: 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Franz Rosenzweig : the other side of the West --
Dissimilation --
Hegel taken literally --
Utopia and redemption --
Walter Benjamin : the three models of history --
Metaphors of origin : ideas, names, stars --
The Aesthetic model --
The angel of history --
Gershem Scholem : the secret history --
The paradoxes of messianism --
Kafka, Freud, and the crisis of tradition --
Language and secularization.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Ange de l'histoire.
Responsibility: Stéphane Mosès ; translated by Barbara Harshav.
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