Hahahaha! I would totally say yes to this. :)
“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics at a standstill. For while the relation of the present to the past is a purely temporal, continuous one, the relation of what-has-been to the now is dialectical: is not progression but image, suddenly emergent.”
“Arcades Project ( Passagenwerk )” p 462.
Funny i should find this. Also, the comic book is part of my syllabus. :) Joy!
Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.
—Walter Benjamin (via anniesoga)
Seltene Fotografie: Walter Benjamin auf Ibiza, zweiter von links, ohne Brille und mal unzerzaustem Haar
Oh wow. Using German 101 this seems to read:
Rare photograph of Walter Benjamin in Ibiza, second from right sans glasses and something about hair…