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The Storyteller

Tales Out of Loneliness

by Walter Benjamin Author · Sam Dolbear Editor


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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 (Author)

Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was a German–Jewish Marxist literary critic, essayist, translator and phi-losopher. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and is the author of Illuminations, The Arcades Project, and The Origin ...

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Editor :
Esther Leslie
Author :
Walter Benjamin
Illustrator :
Paul Klee
Editor :
Sam Dolbear
Editor :
Sebastian Truskolaski
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