By Max Pensky
A complete view of Benjamin's success, targeting the critical rules of mourning and melancholia, built in Benjamin's early paintings, starting place of German Tragic Drama (1928). Pensky sees the contradictions in Benjamin's proposal as a part of the depression method of seeing.
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