In Search of Lost Community : The Literary Image between “ Proust ” and “ Baudelaire ” in Walter Benjamin ’ s Modernization Lament

@inproceedings{Ball2015InSO,
  title={In Search of Lost Community : The Literary Image between “ Proust ” and “ Baudelaire ” in Walter Benjamin ’ s Modernization Lament},
  author={Karyn Ball},
  year={2015}
}
  • Karyn Ball
  • Published 2015
This essay takes up the encounter between philosophy and literature through a reconsideration of Walter Benjamin’s remarks from “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” about Henri Bergson’s Matière et mémoire as an attempt “[t]owering above” other ventures into Lebensphilosophie to “lay hold of the ‘true’ experience, as opposed to the kind that manifests itself in the standardized, denatured life of the civilized masses”. Despite his initial affirmation of Bergson’s understanding of experience as… CONTINUE READING