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    From Eros to Eschaton: Herbert Marcuse’s liberation of time

    Edwards, Caroline (2013) From Eros to Eschaton: Herbert Marcuse’s liberation of time. Telos: Critical Theory Of the Contemporary 2013 , pp. 91-114. ISSN 0090-6514.

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    Abstract

    The German rediscovery of messianism in the first decade of the twentieth century gave voice to a new way of thinking about the utopian future that privileged redemption in its denunciation of progressivist notions of Enlightenment rationality. Profoundly uneasy with the growing anti-liberal and anti-Semitic upper classes of the Weimar Republic, the German-Jewish “generation of 1914” drew inspiration from the figure of the Messiah in answer to the nineteenth-century utopian-socialist dream of scientific rationality. “Messianism of our era,” as Gershom Scholem wrote, “proves its immense force precisely in this form of the revolutionary apocalypse, and no longer in the form…

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 10:08
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2019 07:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8096

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