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The Cambridge companion to Walter Benjamin

Author: David S Ferris
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the thought of the highly influential 20th century critic and theorist Walter Benjamin.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Ferris
ISBN: 0521793297 9780521793292 0521797241 9780521797245
OCLC Number: 123911175
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 247 pages)
Contents: Walter Benjamin and the European avant-garde / Michael Jennings --
Art forms / Jan Mieszkowski --
Language and mimesis in Walter Benjamin's work / Beatrice Hanssen --
Walter Benjamin's concept of cultural history / Howard Caygill --
Benjamin's modernity / Andrew Benjamin --
Benjamin and psychoanalysis / Sarah Ley Roff --
Benjamin and the ambiguities of Romanticism / Rebecca Comay --
Body politics: Benjamin's dialectical materialism between Brecht and the Frankfurt School / Rainer Nagele --
Method and time: Benjamin's dialectical images / Max Pensky --
Benjamin's phantasmagoria: the Arcades Project / Margaret Cohen --
Acts of self-portraiture: Benjamin's confessional and literary writings / Gerhard Richter.
Responsibility: edited by David S. Ferris.
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