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Inventing the Baroque: A Critical History of Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Debates

Jane O. Newman

in Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter first considers the ways in which Benjamin read the Silesian plays precisely not as the “tragic dramas” of John Osborne's English-language translation, but rather as “mourning-play” ... More


Conclusion: Baroque Legacies: National Socialism’s Benjamin

Jane O. Newman

in Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter discusses a particularly uncanny afterlife for Benjamin's Baroque in National Socialism. This post-Benjaminian version of the Baroque resonates uneasily with some of the same ... More


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