New PDF release: Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

By Corey McCall

ISBN-10: 113810342X

ISBN-13: 9781138103429

ISBN-10: 1351592955

ISBN-13: 9781351592956

This assortment positive factors unique essays that research Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken jointly, the essays current the view that those huge figures of 20th-century philosophy weren't easily philosophers who wrote approximately literature, yet that they built their philosophies in and during their encounters with literature.


Benjamin, Adorno, and the adventure of Literature is divided into 3 thematic sections. the 1st part includes essays that without delay exhibit the ways that literature enriched the considering Benjamin and Adorno. It explores subject matters which are well-known to be principal to their thinking—mimesis, the critique of ancient development, and the loss and restoration of experience—through their readings of literary authors akin to Baudelaire, Beckett, and Proust. the second one part maintains the trajectory of the 1st via bringing jointly 4 essays on Benjamin’s and Adorno’s studying of Kafka, whose paintings helped them increase a particular critique of and reaction to capitalism. The 3rd and ultimate part focuses extra carefully at the query of what it potential to realize authentically serious perception right into a literary paintings. The essays research Benjamin’s reaction to express figures, together with Georg Büchner, Robert Walser, and Julien eco-friendly, whose paintings he sees as missed, undigested, or misunderstood.


This e-book bargains a special exam of 2 pivotal 20th-century philosophers in the course of the lens in their shared studies with literature. it is going to entice a variety of students throughout philosophy, literature, and German reviews.

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