Fragmented Readings

“Manifesto mutilatum” (Bergk); “of course not a fragment”. (Wilamowitz); Page (1981), 295.Anne Carson It is well known that, in 1950, Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno attributed to Walter Benjamin the project of writing a book made of quotations only, as if, one is tempted to add, anything else would be feasible. We are so familiar with the post-modern idea that fragments of a supposed original are the only given form...