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Benjamin's -abilities

Author: Samuel Weber; Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : Harvard University Press, 2008 [erschienen 2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback-Ausg.]View all editions and formats
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Reveals a productive aspect of Walter Benjamin's thought by focusing on a little-discussed stylistic trait in his formulation of concepts. This book explains that nouns formed with this suffix refer  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Weber; Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 9780674046061 0674046064 9780674028371 0674028376
OCLC Number: 699701226
Notes: Originally published: 2008. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: VIII, 363 S. ; 24 cm.
Contents: * List of Abbreviations * I. Benjamin's -abilities *1. Introduction *2. Prehistory: Kant, Holderlin--et cetera *3. Criticizability--Calculability *4. Impart-ability: Language as Medium *5. Translatability I: Following (Nachfolge) *6. Translatability II: Afterlife *7. Citability--of Gesture *8. Ability and Style *9. An Afterlife of -abilities: Derrida * II. Legibilities *10. Genealogy of Modernity: History, Myth, and Allegory in Benjamin's Origin of the German Mourning Play *11. Awakening *12. Taking Exception to Decision: Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt *13. Violence and Gesture: Agamben Reading Benjamin Reading Kafka Reading Cervantes... *14. Song and Glance: Walter Benjamin's Secret Names (zugewandt--unverwandt) *15. "Streets, Squares, Theaters": A City on the Move--Walter Benjamin's Paris *16. God and the Devil--in Detail *17. Closing the Net: "Capitalism as Religion" (Benjamin) *18. The Ring as Trauerspiel: Reading Wagner with Benjamin and Derrida *19. Reading Benjamin *20. "Seagulls" * Appendix. Walter Benjamin's "Seagulls": A Translation * Notes * Acknowledgments * Index
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In this demanding book, Weber analyzes Benjaminian theory and its potential, presenting a close reading of Walter Benjamin at his most energetic and complex...Through Benjamin, Weber illuminates what Read more...

 
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