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Press release: Taussig, Walter Benjamin’s Grave

jacket imageMichael Taussig has emerged as one of our most daring intellectuals. His books, which blend rigorous anthropological theory with elements of memoir, literary theory, archival history, and even fiction, are of a genre all their own. As the New York Times commented, “his books read more like beatnik novels than somber analyses of other cultures.” Walter Benjamin’s Grave collects many of Taussig’s best short essays which have been published over the past decade while adding a brand new one, providing readers with a fascinating and genuinely entertaining overview of this singular thinker and writer.

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