Walter Benjamin and the Antinomies of Tradition

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Contents
Preface ix
A Note on Translations and Citations xiii
Introduction:
Benjamin's Construction of the Antinomies of Tradition i
1.
Benjamin on Tradition 1
2.
The Reception of Benjamin's Work 10
3.
Benjamin's Project and the Intellectual Field 21
4.
The Argument 30
1.
Benjamin and the Idea of Youth35
1.
The Topography of the German Youth Movement 36
2.
Gustav Wyneken's Ideological Ambiguities 40
3. Wyneken's " Strict and Fanatical Pupil" 45
4.
Growing Estrangement 54
5.
The Break with the Youth Movement 63
2.
The Immanent Critique of Romanticism71
1. A " Harder, Purer, Less Visible Radicalism" 71
2.
The Dynamics of Early Romanticism 81
3.
Immanent Critique 89
4. Destruction and Completion of the Work: The Antinomies of Critique 99
5.
Romantic Messianism: The Antinomies of Tradition 106
6.
The Politics and Strategy of Interpretation 110
3.
Allegorical Destruction115
1. " Goethe's Elective Affinities"117

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