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Walter Benjamin : or, Towards a revolutionary criticism

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: London : Verso Editions and NLB : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Schocken Books, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This momentous study of Benjamin's critical practice marks a sea change in Eagleton's thought. As the subtitle suggests, its goal is not merely to contemplate Benjamin's approach to language, history, and art but to chart a dynamic new course for contemporary socialist criticism. To do this, Eagleton brushes Benjamin's Trauerspiel against seventeenth-century British literature, tests his concept of the "aura"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Eagleton, Terry, 1943-
Walter Benjamin.
London : Verso Editions and NLB : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Schocken Books, 1981
(OCoLC)680242214
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Eagleton
ISBN: 0860910369 9780860910367 0860917339 9780860917335 9781844673506 1844673502
OCLC Number: 9111721
Description: 187 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Walter Benjamin. 1. The Baroque Allegoty --
2. Aura and Commodity --
3. History, tradition and revolution ---
II. Towards a revolutionary criticism. 1. Marxist criticism --
2. A Small History of Rhetoric --
3. On Textuality --
4. Marxism and Deconstruction --
5. Carnival and Comedy: Bakhtin and Brecht --
6. The Angel of History.
Other Titles: Towards a revolutionary criticism
Responsibility: Terry Eagleton.

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Part of "Radical Thinkers" series, this work presents key texts by philosophers and thinkers.  Read more...

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