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Sean Gill

Sean Gill is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail.

D. Foy’s Absolutely Golden

An essay I return to often is Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” a piece renowned for its central image: the Angel of History, witnessing the past not as a series of separate events, but as a chaotic singularity—an infinite trainwreck piled atop itself, unto the end of the world.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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