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Benjamin's Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura

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Walter Benjamin's 1936 essay ''The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'' revolutionized the way we look at the social function of the work of art, and the paradigms through which we appreciate it. Using this legendary essay--and its idea of the "aura" in unique works of art--as a springboard, the essays collected in Benjamin's Blind Spot apply Benjamin's insights to a wide range of topics. Subjects range from Benjamin's use of hashish to an analysis of Woody Allen's Zelig , from Wallace Stevens to the early ...

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Benjamin's Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura 2001, Institute of Cultural Inquiry

ISBN-13: 9781889917047

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