Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution

Profane Illumination Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution Margaret Cohen s encounter with Walter Benjamin one of the twentieth century s most influential cultural and literary critics has produced a radically new reading of surrealist thought and practice

  • Title: Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution
  • Author: Margaret Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780520201507
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Margaret Cohen s encounter with Walter Benjamin, one of the twentieth century s most influential cultural and literary critics, has produced a radically new reading of surrealist thought and practice Cohen analyzes the links between Breton s surrealist fusion of psychoanalysis and Marxism and Benjamin s post Enlightenment challenge to Marxist theory She argues that BretoMargaret Cohen s encounter with Walter Benjamin, one of the twentieth century s most influential cultural and literary critics, has produced a radically new reading of surrealist thought and practice Cohen analyzes the links between Breton s surrealist fusion of psychoanalysis and Marxism and Benjamin s post Enlightenment challenge to Marxist theory She argues that Breton s surrealist Marxism played a formative role in shaping postwar French intellectual life and is of continued relevance to the contemporary intellectual scene.

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