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Author Ferber, Ilit.
Title Philosophy and melancholy : Benjamin's early reflections on theater and language / Ilit Ferber.
Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Cultural memory in the present.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) and index.
Contents Benjamin and Freud : at the juncture of melancholy loss -- Commitment and loyalty to the lost object -- The intentionless nature of truth -- Work and play : a view of melancholic productivity -- The Trauerspiel : reflections on the baroque -- Expressions of pain in the Trauerspiel -- The bombastic nature of expression in the Trauerspiel -- Pain and spectacle : the figure of the martyr -- Death and meaning : the figure of the ghost -- Language and loss : Benjamin's concept of expression -- Creation and loss : "on language as such" -- Lament : language and sadness -- The ghosts of language : "the task of the translator" -- The "epistemo-critical prologue" -- The "monad" : Leibniz and Benjamin -- The monads' configuration as a hierarchy -- A pre-established harmony : Benjamin's conception of truth as harmony -- Stimmung : philosophy and mood.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.
Melancholy (Philosophy)
Philosophy, German -- 20th century.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780804785198 0804785198 9780804785204 0804785201 (DLC) 2012041616
ISBN 080478664X (electronic bk.)
9780804786645 (electronic bk.)
9780804785198 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804785198 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804785204 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804785201 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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