Abstract

This article considers Walter Benjamin’s 1931 essay on Karl Kraus and explores how Benjamin uses Kraus (who was Theodor Lessing’s classical example of a self-hating Jew) to explain how Jewish theology can be transformed into secular Jewish cultural identity through quotation. Benjamin does this by focusing on what he believes to be the “Jewish” style of quotation in Kraus’s writing, or what George Steiner has termed a “hermeneutic of citation.”

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-5165
Print ISSN
0882-8539
Pages
pp. 1-29
Launched on MUSE
2014-06-28
Open Access
No
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