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Melancholy Dialectics : Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning - Max Pensky

Melancholy Dialectics

Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning

Paperback Published: 18th July 2001
ISBN: 9781558492967
Number Of Pages: 296
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

A work of original insight, conceptual subtlety, and intellectual excitement. This will become an important work within the burgeoning field of Benjamin studies.--David Bathrick, Cornell University

Introductionp. 1
Trauer and Criticismp. 36
Trauerspiel and Melancholy Subjectivityp. 60
Melancholia and Allegoryp. 108
Melancholia and Modernityp. 151
On the Road to the Object: Surrealism as Postmelancholy Criticismp. 184
The Trash of Historyp. 211
Afterwordp. 240
Notesp. 249
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9781558492967
ISBN-10: 1558492968
Series: Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture S.
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 18th July 2001
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition