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Cultural memory in the present.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) and index.
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Benjamin and Freud : at the juncture of melancholy loss Commitment and loyalty to the lost object The intentionless nature of truth Work and play : a view of melancholic productivity The Trauerspiel : reflections on the baroque Expressions of pain in the Trauerspiel The bombastic nature of expression in the Trauerspiel Pain and spectacle : the figure of the martyr Death and meaning : the figure of the ghost Language and loss : Benjamin's concept of expression Creation and loss : "on language as such" Lament : language and sadness The ghosts of language : "the task of the translator" The "epistemo-critical prologue" The "monad" : Leibniz and Benjamin The monads' configuration as a hierarchy A pre-established harmony : Benjamin's conception of truth as harmony Stimmung : philosophy and mood.