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The Resource A weak Messianic power : figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan, Michael G. Levine

A weak Messianic power : figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan, Michael G. Levine

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A weak Messianic power : figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan
Title
A weak Messianic power
Title remainder
figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan
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Michael G. Levine
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eng
Summary
In his famous theses on the philosophy of history, Benjamin writes: "We have been endowed with a weak messianic power to which the past has a claim." This claim addresses us not just from the past but from what will have belonged to it only as a missed possibility and unrealized potential. For Benajmin, as for Celan and Derrida, what has never been actualized remains with us, not as a lingering echo but as a secretly insistent appeal. Because such appeals do not pass through normal channels of communication, they require a special attunement, perhaps even a mode of unconscious receptivity. Levine examines the ways in which this attunement is cultivated in Benjamin's philosophical, autobiographical, and photo-historical writings; Celan's poetry and poetological addresses; and Derrida's writings on Celan
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Levine, Michael G
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202/.3
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Celan, Paul
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Messianism
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adult
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A weak Messianic power : figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan, Michael G. Levine
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multicolored
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11837033
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1 online resource.
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9780823255122
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11837033
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remote
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11837033
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A weak Messianic power : figures of a time to come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan, Michael G. Levine
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11837033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823255122
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11837033
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11837033
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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