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Melancholy dialectics : Walter Benjamin and the play of mourning

Author: Max Pensky
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993.
Series: Critical perspectives on modern culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through close readings of the Origin of the German Play of Mourning, the essays on surrealism and Baudelaire, and the unfinished Arcades Project, Pensky demonstrates that Benjamin's attempt to work through this "melancholy dialectics" lies at the core of his mature thought.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pensky, Max, 1961-
Melancholy dialectics.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)608596806
Online version:
Pensky, Max, 1961-
Melancholy dialectics.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)623905870
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Pensky
ISBN: 0870238531 9780870238536
OCLC Number: 27144114
Description: 281 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Trauer and criticism --
Trauerspiel and melancholy subjectivity --
Melancholia and allegory --
Melancholia and modernity --
On the road to the object: surrealism as postmelancholy criticism --
The trash of history.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on modern culture.
Responsibility: Max Pensky.

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An interpretation of Walter Benjamin's "oeuvre", focusing on the central ideas of mourning and melancholia. Through close readings of his work, Pensky demonstrates that Benjamin's attempt to work  Read more...

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