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The Origin of German Tragic Drama

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    作者(群): Benjamin, Walter
    譯者: Osborne, John
    出版社: Verso Books
    ISBN: 9781844673483
    出版年份: 2009
  • Cited by Lukacs as a principal source of literary modernism, Walter Benjamin's study of the baroque stage-form called Trauerspiel (literally, "mourning play") is the most complete document of his prismatic literary and philosophical practice. Engaging with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century German playwrights as well as the plays of Shakespeare and Calderon and the engravings of Durer, Benjamin attempts to show how the historically charged forms of the Trauerspiel broke free of tragedy's mythological timelessness. From its philosophical prologue, which offers a rare account of Benjamin's early aesthetics, to its mind-wrenching meditation on allegory, The Origin of German Tragic Drama sparkles with early insights and the seeds of Benjamin's later thought.


George Steiner Introduction

Epistemo-Critical Prologue

Trauerspiel and Tragedy

Allegory and Trauerspiel

The allegorical character

The corpse as emblem