Arcadian children: Benjamin, Fourier and the child of The Arcades
Pearson’s investigation into The Arcades Project focuses particularly on Benjamin’s interest in childhood, specifically, arguing against his view on the dialectics of childhood dream and awakening. This entails a discussion of the Romantics’ ideals of childhood, and through this, exploring the relationship between nature and childhood.
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