Melancholy Dialectics: Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning - Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture S. (Paperback)

by Max Pensky

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A comprehensive view of Benjamin's achievement, focusing on the central ideas of mourning and melancholia, developed in Benjamin's early work, "Origin of German Tragic Drama" (1928). Pensky sees the contradictions in Benjamin's thought as part of the melancholy way of seeing.

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University of Massachusetts Press


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