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Walter Benjamin's Grave

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In September 1940, Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish-French border when it appeared that he and his travelling partners would be denied passage into Spain in their attempt to escape the Nazis. In 2002, one of anthropology’s—and indeed today’s—most distinctive writers, Michael Taussig, visited Benjamin’s grave in Port Bou. The result is “Walter Be ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by University Of Chicago Press
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Jun 18, 2008 Az rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Really 'haunting' (sorry) essay about visiting Waler Benjamin's grave, or not grave, on the border of Spain and France.
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I didn't finish reading this, none of the essays made me want to read on. The cocaine one was far better.
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Michael Taussig (born 1940) earned a medical degree from the University of Sydney, received his PhD. in anthropology from the London School of Economics and is a professor at Columbia University and European Graduate School. Although he has published on medical anthropology, he is best known for his engagement with Marx's idea of commodity fetishism, especially in terms of the work of Walter Benja ...more
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