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Author Santner, Eric L., 1955-

Title On creaturely life : Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald / Eric L. Santner
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 219 pages)
Contents On creaturely life -- The vicissitudes of melancholy -- Toward a natural history of the present -- On the sexual life of creatures and other matters
Summary In his Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke suggests that animals enjoy direct access to a realm of being--the open--concealed from humans by the workings of consciousness and self-consciousness. In his own reading of Rilke, Martin Heidegger reclaims the open as the proper domain of human existence but suggests that human life remains haunted by vestiges of an animal-like relation to its surroundings. Walter Benjamin, in turn, was to show that such vestiges--what Eric Santner calls the creaturely--have a biopolitical aspect: they are linked to the processes that inscribe life in the realm of power an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 -- Influence.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Influence.
Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Melancholy in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226735052 (electronic bk.)
9780226735054 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
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(cloth ; alk. paper)
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