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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
... metropolis lies close at hand. In Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time, Siegfried Kracauer portrays the metropolis as what Heine called "a lovely city of enchantment," a city that (to quote Kracauer), "despite all its horrors succeeded in winning its way into men's hearts" (35). Kracauer is in many...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to this end Siegfried Kracauer's wonderful opus Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time (1937), he implies a fresh focus on the micropolitics of sociability and mass leisure. This is something I am person- ally very persuaded by, especially in the context of an ongoing book project on political fiction...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
... and banker, indeed foreshadows the ambivalence of Benjamin and his fellow Frankfurt School renegade, Siegfried Kracauer, toward the economic system that more conventional Marxists view as exclu- sively a source of oppression and alienation. As in Kracauer's essay "The Mass Ornament," in which the aesthetics...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 288–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
....” Kracauer likens the “imaginative reader intent on studying and deciphering an elusive text” to a photographer. Both depend on a kind of selectivity “closer to empathy than disengaged spontaneity” (26). In this vein, Bruges-la-Morte condenses topoi unavoidable for any theory of photography: specters...