Monday, April 28, 2014

I always liked that bit in Himmel Uber Berlin where the old angel in the library poses to recall Klee's Angelus Novus, which of course inspires Walter Benjamin's 'Angel of History':
This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet...

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