Deja Vu: Aberrations Of Cultural Memory (Electronic by Peter Krapp

By Peter Krapp

concerning a earlier that by no means used to be, déjà vu stocks a constitution not just with fiction, but in addition with the ever extra subtle results of media know-how. Tracing the time period from the top of the 19th century, while it used to be first popularized within the pages of the Revue philosophique, Peter Krapp examines the family tree and historical past of the singular and unrepeatable adventure of déjà vu. This provocative e-book deals a clean counterpoint to the clichéd celebrations of cultural reminiscence and forces us do a double tackle the sanctimonious warnings opposed to forgetting so universal in our time.

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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