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Walter Benjamin

Oeuvres 2


Ces trois volumes d'≈íuvres, soit devenues inaccessibles au public français depuis presque vingt ans, soit, pour un tiers d'entre elles, tout à fait inédites, ont pour ambition de débarrasser Benjamin des mythes qui l'entourent, de le donner à lire, de le faire entendre.

Trois grands thèmes irriguent l'œuvre de Walter Benjamin, s'entraînent, se recoupent, se recouvrent, sinon au fil des ans se contredisent : une philosophie du langage, d'abord, une philosophie de l'art, une philosophie de l'histoire. Trois préoccupations qui définissent le rapport de Benjamin à la tradition, son souci de restituer ce que cette dernière a refoulé, parfois éradiqué. Quel que soit le domaine auquel il s'arrête, il entend toujours dénoncer l'illusion de la continuité, l'oubli des ruptures décisives, des interruptions libératrices. Restituer la vision des «vaincus», des défaits de la tradition, est à ses yeux vital pour le destin de la liberté.

Le parti ici pris de rassembler des ≈íuvres de Walter Benjamin dans leur strict ordre chronologique, sans regroupement thématique ni périodique, vise à faire apparaître les avancées comme les impasses d'une œuvre sans égal, parce qu'inclassable.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2000
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 464
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070406678
ISBN 10: 2070406679

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