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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 59–82.
Published: 01 February 2023
... during a journey through Germany at the peak of the hyperinflation. Examining this text in relation to a treatise that was of particular significance to Benjamin—Erich Unger’s 1921 Politics and Metaphysics —this article offers a reconstruction of the image of catastrophic history presented here as well...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., including Ernst Bloch, Erich Unger, Hugo Ball, and Gershom Scholem. This article describes the place of anarchism in Benjamin’s work, particularly in the fragment “World and Time” (1919) and in the essay on surrealism (1929), as a rhetorical double inversion, in which two reversals reconceptualize anarchist...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... ally was Erich Unger, a friend of Walter Benjamin’s whose work Benjamin esteemed highly. 8 In the late 1920s Benjamin had frequent opportunities to meet Goldberg at Unger’s apartment in Berlin during the weekly gatherings of the Philosophische Gruppe, where Unger would hold forth on the current...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... a draft than a finished work. The original text contains not only a pro- gram to be worked out but also a reading list of works on capitalism and reli- gion, including texts by Georges Sorel, Erich Unger, Gustav Landauer, Max 6. See Burkhard Lindner, ed., Benjamin-Handbuch (Stuttgart: Metzler...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... have argued here that Benjamin’s essay attempts to find a circuit breaker for this problem. Benjamin, I show in my discussion of “Goethe’s Elective Affinities,” uses practical faith in God to break this circuit. In a footnote Fenves claims that Erich Unger’s Politik und Metaphysik influenced...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and ornament in Western architecture beginning in the 1960s challenged the widespread West Ger- man espousal of modernism as inherently democratic. Although a few Ger- man architects, particularly O. M. Ungers, were eager postmodernists, many were wary, as were clients. It was no accident that foreigners...