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2007 | 5(107) | 202-213
Article title

A life at the foot of a castle mountain. The life, truth and narration in Water Benjamin's writings on Franz Kafka

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Subject to analysis is the theological vision ascribed by Walter Benjamin to Franz Kafka, in particular, Benjamin's concept of a 'life at the foot of a castle mountain' and the messianic potential inscribed in such a life. To this end, the author discusses a number of categories, such as narration, parable, gesture, as well as distortion, recurrence and a 'life turned into the Scripture'. He identifies the Benjamin/Kafka theology as an extreme case of Gnosticism without a gnosis; his argument is that in his interpretation of Kafka, Benjamin played or trifled with the idea of salvation though a narrative.
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202-213
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ARTICLE
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  • A.. Lipszyc, Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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08PLAAAA03607312
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bwmeta1.element.c3e48320-fef3-3956-b659-b599f4fd0ad8
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