The Storyteller Essays

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The Storyteller Essays de Walter Benjamin
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A new translation of philosopher Walter Benjamin''s work as it pertains to his famous essay, "The Storyteller," this collection includes short stories, book reviews, parables, and as a selection of writings by other authors who had an influence on Benjamin''s work.

“The Storyteller” is one of Walter Benjamin’s most important essays, a beautiful and suggestive meditation on the relation between narrative form, social life, and individual existence—and the product of at least a decade’s work. What might be called the story of The Storyteller Essays starts in 1926, with a piece Benjamin wrote about the German romantic Johann Peter Hebel. It continues in a series of short essays, book reviews, short stories, parables, and even radio shows for children. This collection brings them all together to give readers a new appreciation of how Benjamin’s thinking changed and ripened over time, while including several key readings of his own—texts by his contemporaries Ernst Bloch and Georg Lukács; by Paul Valéry; and by Herodotus and Montaigne. Finally, to bring things around, there are three short stories by “the incomparable Hebel” with whom the whole intellectual adventure began.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was a philosopher, cultural critic, and essayist. Associated with the Frankfurt School, Benjamin influenced many of his contemporaries, including Bertolt Brecht, Gershom Scholem, and Theodor Adorno. Benjamin''s best-known essays include "The Task of the Translator," "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical ...
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Titre :The Storyteller Essays
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :128 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.4 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :128 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.4 po
Publié le :23 juillet 2019
Publié par :New York Review Books
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781681370583

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