“On the Right Side of the Barricades”: Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and Zionism

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
Title“On the Right Side of the Barricades”: Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and Zionism Author(S)Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Author)
Abstract  The main intention of this essay is to use Walter Benjamin's insights in his “On the Concept of History” as a critical tool for examining Zionist discourse. Specifically, the theses provide a vector for reading the perception of Zionism as reflected in the writings of Benjamin's close friend Gershom Scholem, the great scholar of Jewish mysticism and messianism. ...Paginationp 363-381
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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