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Author Werckmeister, O. K. (Otto Karl), 1934-

Title Icons of the left : Benjamin and Eisenstein, Picasso and Kafka after the fall of communism / Otto Karl Werckmeister
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999


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Description vii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: A Time for Revision -- 1. Walter Benjamin's Angel of History, or the Transfiguration of the Revolutionary into the Historian -- 2. Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin Emerges from a Munich Underpass -- 3. Picasso's Guernica Returns to Germany -- 4. A Comic Strip about the Communist Reversal of History and Its Attendant Neuroses -- 5. Kafka 007 -- Conclusion: Projection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173) and index
Subject Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948.
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Communism and art.
Socialism and art.
LC no. 98041461
ISBN 0226893553 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226893561 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Linke Ikonen. English