Teoría estética y pueblos ancestrales en Walter Benjamin
Vivas Hurtado, Selnich
This article is a reconstruction of the connections between Walter Benjamin and Native American cultures. Mention of the ancestral is recurrent in both autobiographical and academic texts. Benjamin was a regular reader of anthropological research and had become interested in American cultures. Non-European cultures allowed him to broaden his understanding of the origin of languages, the functioning of media and the nature of the art. Benjamin's aesthetic theory, a mixture of mystical experiences and Marxist reflections, allows for a comprehensive reading of indigenous poetry. For this reason, a dialogue is proposed between Benjamin and the Murui-Muina poetry of the Colombian Amazon. In particular, is shown the relationship between the rafue, the uarua, the aura, the reproducibility, the translation and the dumbness of the world.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Selnich Vivas Hurtado, "Teoría estética y pueblos ancestrales en Walter Benjamin" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2022) XXIV/1", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2022, pp. 67-92
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