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October 13, 2009


Gerardo M.

Excellent! If you let me I would like to translate your analysis to Spanish for my blog.


Richard Prouty

Thanks, Gerardo! You're welcome to translate this into Spanish. Let me read it when you're done.

Gerardo M.

Richard, it is now up: http://gerrypinturavisual.blogspot.com/2009/10/el-aura-del-arte.html


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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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