Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening is focused on central issues of Benjamin's later work: the interplay of aesthetics and politics; the conception of language; the fading of aura and its relation to image; citation in The Arcades Project; the status of messianism; the motifs of memory, the crowd, and awakening.
Cover Contents List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Contexts of the Aesthetic 2. Epigones in the House of Language: Benjamin and Kraus 3. Benjamin on Atget: Empty Streets and the Fading of Aura 4. Entering the Passagen 5. Citation as Incitation: The Political Agenda of the Passagenarbeit 6. Messianism, "Weak" and Otherwise 7. Forgetting, Dreaming, Awakening Works Cited Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T W Z.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Print version: Gelley, Alexander Benjamin's Passages