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Writings by Walter Benjamin on-line:
In the Ruins":
Fragments of the Passagenwerk: A meander through the Arcades project of
Walter Benjamin. An excellent resource and a work of art in itself,
which has been made possible by Giles Peaker at the University of Derby's
School of Art and Design. [A U.S. mirror of this site has been established
at the University of Pennsylvania] As the homepage explains: "The
Arcades project went through many kinds of existence between 1927 and 1939.
It never achieved a completed form. What remains are vast quantities of
notes, images, quotes and citations; capable of being ordered and reordered
in endlessly different constellations. This site is the beginning of an
ongoing experiment in just such a reordering, its increasingly multiple
links between material bringing elements into new juxtapositions and hopefully
generating new meanings out of the debris of the era of high capitalism."
Benjamin's writing appears here under the headings: The Flâneur,
The Feuilleton, Surrealism, Fashion, The Prostitute, and is cited in
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