The Storyteller by Walter Benjamin
Tales out of Loneliness

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The Storyteller has clearly been a labour of love for its editors, and it is a wonderful and insightful contribution to the growing literature on Benjamin.
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A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker’s short stories

The Storyteller gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including Illuminations, One-Way Street and The Arcades Project. His stories revel in the erotic tensions of city life, cross the threshold between rational and hallucinatory realms, celebrate the importance of games, and delve into the peculiar relationship between gambling and fortune-telling, and explore the themes that defined Benjamin. The novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables and riddles in this collection are brought to life by the playful imagery of the modernist artist and Bauhaus figure Paul Klee.
 

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Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was the author of many works of literary and cultural analysis.
 
Published July 26, 2016 by Verso. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jonathon Sturgeon on Aug 01 2016

Whether he’s collecting butterflies in the summer of his Berlin Childhood, tracing the spine of Balzac’s La Peau de Chagrin as he unpacks his library, or wandering the streets of Paris, the images of his world linger, even as they cut, with the speed of montage, into passages of brilliant criticism.

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Reviewed by ELIF SHAFAK on Aug 26 2016

The Storyteller has clearly been a labour of love for its editors, and it is a wonderful and insightful contribution to the growing literature on Benjamin.

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