Attempting to Translate “The Mass Ornament” (TBC)

  Siegfried Kracauer. “The Mass Ornament.” In Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays. Translated by Thomas Y. Levin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995, 74-86. An excavation which proceeds sectionally, as does Kracauer: 1. In the first paragraph of this essay, Kracauer sets his readers up for the analysis of popular culture …