Sunday, December 24, 2006

From behind 2.14

Gershom Scholem, in his correspondence with Walter Benjamin, points out that there must be four she-devils willed by God. What is the name and character of the fourth, the hidden one ? This was of fundamental importance, replied Walter Benjamin, because these powerful women, like all God's spirits, continue to have an effect in history.
Alexander Kluge, The Devil's Blind Spot, 2004, p.9 n5.


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