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February 29, 2008



Brilliant! In my experience the dead individual is framed (or 'ghosted'!), so that she or he does not change much from the picture that was painted by her/himself when she/he was still alive. All the narratives converge upon that first-hand account, finally. I think! This is an interesting weblog. (It is one, right?)


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What Is One-Way Street?

One-Way Street [Einbahnstrasse, 1928] was Walter Benjamin's first effort to break out of the narrow confines of the academy and apply the techniques of literary studies to life as it is currently lived. For Benjamin criticism encompasses the ordinary objects of life, the literary texts of the time, films in current release, and the fleeting concerns of the public sphere. Following Benjamin's lead, this blog is concerned with the political content of the aesthetic and representations of the political in the media. As Benjamin writes in One-Way Street, "He who cannot take sides should keep silent."

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