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Words of light : theses on the photography of history

Author: Eduardo Cadava
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on Walter Benjamin's discussions of the flashes and images of history, this book argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and history touch on issues that belong to the entire trajectory of Benjamin's writings.
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Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Cadava
ISBN: 0691034508 9780691034508 0691002681 9780691002682
OCLC Number: 34557757
Description: xxx, 173 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: History --
Heliotropism --
Origins --
Mortification --
Ghosts --
Mimesis --
Translations --
Inscriptions --
Lightning --
Stars --
Eternal return --
Reproducibility --
Politics --
Danger --
Caesura --
Traces --
Nightdreams --
Twilight --
Awakening --
Language --
Matter --
Reflections --
Psyches --
Shocks --
Similarity --
Petrification --
Death --
Epitaphs.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: Eduardo Cadava.
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Demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the language of photography. Focusing on Benjamin's discussions of the flashes and images of history, this title argues  Read more...

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"Cadava presents a series of sensitive meditations on Benjamin's work, in which, like Benjamin himself, he explores the mass image and its role in the making of popular memory."--The Times Literary Read more...

 
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