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Melancholy dialectics : Walter Benjamin and the play of mourning

Author: Max Pensky
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993.
Series: Critical perspectives on modern culture.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pensky, Max, 1961-
Melancholy dialectics.
Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92042229
(OCoLC)27144114
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Pensky
ISBN: 0585227012 9780585227016
OCLC Number: 44954701
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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