Untimely Beggar: Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin

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This highly original book takes as its starting point a central question for nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and philosophy: how to represent the poor? Covering the period from the publication of Les Fleurs du Mal in 1857 to the composition of Benjamin's final texts in the 1930s, Untimely Beggar investigates the coincidence of two modern literary and philosophical interests: representing the poor and representing potential. To take account of literature's relation to the poor, Patrick Greaney proposes the ...

Untimely Beggar: Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin 2008, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649501

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Untimely Beggar: Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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