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Essaying in Autobiography: Wystan Hugh Auden's and Walter Benjamin's Faces

Essaying in Autobiography: Wystan Hugh Auden's and Walter Benjamin's Faces This essay engages with the essay as a hybrid form of life writing in which Wystan Hugh Auden and Walter Benjamin reconfi gure their understanding of the signifi cance of the human face. Invaded by history, Benjamin responds with a new faceless vision. Auden, for his part, defends his European faces as a defense from chimerical publics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Essaying in Autobiography: Wystan Hugh Auden's and Walter Benjamin's Faces

Biography , Volume 33 (2) – Sep 12, 2010

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University of Hawai'I Press
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0162-4962
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Abstract

This essay engages with the essay as a hybrid form of life writing in which Wystan Hugh Auden and Walter Benjamin reconfi gure their understanding of the signifi cance of the human face. Invaded by history, Benjamin responds with a new faceless vision. Auden, for his part, defends his European faces as a defense from chimerical publics.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 12, 2010

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