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Origin of the German Trauerspiel
by Walter Benjamin
Harvard University Press, 2019
Paper: 978-0-674-74424-0 | eISBN: 978-0-674-91635-7
Library of Congress Classification PT671.B413 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 832.051209

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Focusing on the 17th-century play of mourning, Walter Benjamin identifies allegory as the constitutive trope of modernity, bespeaking a haunted, bedeviled world of mutability and eternal transience. In this rigorous elegant translation, history as trauerspiel is the condition as well as subject of modern allegory in its inscription of the abyssal.

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