By Peter Krapp
Disturbances of cultural memoryscreen thoughts, fake recognitions, premonitionsdisrupt the relief region of memorial tradition: strictly talking, déjà vu is neither a failure of reminiscence nor a kind of forgetting. Krapps research of such disturbances in literature, artwork, and mass media introduces, historicizes, and theorizes what it capacity to talk of an economic system of cognizance or distraction. attaining from the early psychoanalytic texts of Sigmund Freud to the performs of Heiner Müller, this exploration of the consequences of déjà vu pivots round the paintings of Walter Benjamin and contains readings of kitsch and charisma in Andy Warhols paintings, of cinematic violence and sure exaggerated claims approximately taking pictures and slicing, of the memorial personality of structure, and of the excessive expectancies raised by way of the Internet.
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