Catastrophe and Survival: Walter Benjamin and Psychoanalysis

Catastrophe and Survival: Walter Benjamin and Psychoanalysis

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'Catastrophe and Survival' addresses a blind spot in Benjamin scholarship: namely the way that Benjamin's thoughts regarding mental space, the mind-body problem, and the individual's experience of the material object world make significant contact with post-Freudian psychoanalytic confrontations with similar issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1441116834
  • 9781441116833
  • 702,665

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"This is truly an engaging read and makes a fine and original contribution to the literature. It significantly advances Benjamin scholarship in ways hitherto unimagined. The productive force of combining a reading of Benjamin's Trauerspiel book with Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalysis, extended by drawing in applications of Klein and Milner, results in a powerful and fruitful answer to the very issue of modern alienation and catastrophe that these writers and theorists took up in their own efforts of social transformation. Stewart's book is a provocative and stimulating treatise on reading and writing the pathos of our modern condition." -- Jules Simon Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso, USAshow more

About Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart is Associate Professor of English, Yeshiva University, New York, USA. She teaches courses in European modernism, post-colonial literature, literature and philosophy, and literary and cultural theory. She is the translator and editor of Lacan in the German-Speaking World (SUNY 2004).show more

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