Walter Benjamin states that time’s linearity collapses in the constellation of Jetztzeit. However, past is acknowledged and addressed by means of the dialectical image, as also happens in erotic experiences. Through the anagogic approach granted by the figural interpretation of history it is possible to make sense of the present as the realization of a past event. While establishing an intermittent dialogue with Auerbach, Benjamin therefore presents a hermeneutic perspective which is embodied in Paul Klee’s enigmatic angel figure. The presence of Dante’s Inferno, Canto V, can also be detected in the background

L'angelo e la bufera. Benjamin e il tempo figurale di Eros / Manotta, Marco. - In: STRUMENTI CRITICI. - ISSN 0039-2618. - XXXVI:3, n. 157, settembre-dicembre 2021(2021), pp. 431-448.

L'angelo e la bufera. Benjamin e il tempo figurale di Eros

Marco Manotta
2021

Abstract

Walter Benjamin states that time’s linearity collapses in the constellation of Jetztzeit. However, past is acknowledged and addressed by means of the dialectical image, as also happens in erotic experiences. Through the anagogic approach granted by the figural interpretation of history it is possible to make sense of the present as the realization of a past event. While establishing an intermittent dialogue with Auerbach, Benjamin therefore presents a hermeneutic perspective which is embodied in Paul Klee’s enigmatic angel figure. The presence of Dante’s Inferno, Canto V, can also be detected in the background
L'angelo e la bufera. Benjamin e il tempo figurale di Eros / Manotta, Marco. - In: STRUMENTI CRITICI. - ISSN 0039-2618. - XXXVI:3, n. 157, settembre-dicembre 2021(2021), pp. 431-448.
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