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Benjamin's -abilities

Author: Samuel Weber; Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weber, Samuel, 1940-
Benjamin's -abilities.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007049785
(OCoLC)179801145
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Weber; Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 9780674033955 0674033957
OCLC Number: 432689796
Notes: "Appendix: Walter Benjamin's "Seagulls" : a translation"--Page [325]-326.
"Seagulls" translated from the German.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 363 pages)
Contents: Benjamin's -abilities --
Prehistory: Kant, Hölderlin-et cetera --
Criticizability-calculability --
Impart-ability: language as medium --
Translatability I: following (Nachfolge) --
Translatability II: afterlife --
Citability-of gesture --
Ability and style --
An afterlife of -abilities: Derrida --
Legibilities --
Genealogy of modernity: history, myth, and allegory in Benjamin's Origin of the German Mourning Play --
Awakening --
Talking exception to decision: Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt --
Violence and gesture: Agamben reading Benjamin reading Kafka reading Cervantes ... --
Song and glance: Walter Benjamin's secret names (zugewandt-unverwandt) --
"Streets, squares, theaters" : A City on the Move-Walter Benjamin's Paris --
God and the devil-in detail --
Closing the net: "Capitalism as Religion" (Benjamin) --
The Ring as Trauerspiel: reading Wagner with Benjamin and Derrida --
Reading Benjamin --
"Seagulls."
Responsibility: Samuel Weber.

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