The Resource Left-Wing Melancholia : Marxism, History, and Memory, Enzo Traverso

Left-Wing Melancholia : Marxism, History, and Memory, Enzo Traverso

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Left-Wing Melancholia : Marxism, History, and Memory
Title
Left-Wing Melancholia
Title remainder
Marxism, History, and Memory
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Enzo Traverso
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have thought about their past since. Throughout the twentieth century, argues Left-Wing Melancholy, from classical Marxism to psychoanalysis to the advent of critical theory, a culture of defeat and its emotional overlay of melancholy have characterized the leftist understanding of the political in history and in theoretical critique.Drawing on a vast and diverse archive in theory, testimony, and image and on such thinkers as Karl Marx, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, and others, the intellectual historian Enzo Traverso explores the varying nature of left melancholy as it has manifested in a feeling of guilt for not sufficiently challenging authority, in a fear of surrendering in disarray and resignation, in mourning the human costs of the past, and in a sense of failure for not realizing utopian aspirations. Yet hidden within this melancholic tradition are the resources for a renewed challenge to prevailing regimes of historicity, a passion that has the power to reignite the dialectic of revolutionary thought
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DE-B1597
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Traverso, Enzo
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other
LC call number
HX40.T6365 2016
LC item number
.T6365 2016
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
New Directions in Critical Theory
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  • Communism
  • History
  • Melancholy (Philosophy)
  • Memory
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specialized
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Left-Wing Melancholia : Marxism, History, and Memory, Enzo Traverso
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Melancholy Images
  • 4. Bohemia
  • 5. Marxism and the West
  • 6. Adorno and Benjamin
  • 7. Synchronic Times
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Culture of Defeat
  • 2. Marxism and Memory
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780231543019
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/trav17942
Other physical details
50 b&w photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)478179
  • (OCoLC)965737808
  • (OCoLC)979574045
  • (DE-B1597)9780231543019
Label
Left-Wing Melancholia : Marxism, History, and Memory, Enzo Traverso
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Melancholy Images
  • 4. Bohemia
  • 5. Marxism and the West
  • 6. Adorno and Benjamin
  • 7. Synchronic Times
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Culture of Defeat
  • 2. Marxism and Memory
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/trav17942
Other physical details
50 b&w photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)478179
  • (OCoLC)965737808
  • (OCoLC)979574045
  • (DE-B1597)9780231543019

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