By Alexander Gelley
The “passages” should not simply the Paris arcades: They refer additionally to Benjamin’s attempt to barter the labyrinth of his paintings and proposal. Gelley works via lots of Benjamin’s later works and examines vital serious questions: the interaction of aesthetics and politics, the style of The Arcades undertaking, quotation, language, messianism, air of secrecy, and the motifs of reminiscence, the group, and awakening.
For Benjamin, reminiscence isn't just antiquarian; it capabilities as a solicitation, a decision to a collectivity to return. Gelley reads this name within the motif of awakening, which conveys a professional yet an important performative purpose of Benjamin’s undertaking.
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Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening by Alexander Gelley