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The Resource The storyteller : tales out of loneliness, Walter Benjamin ; translated and with an introduction by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski

The storyteller : tales out of loneliness, Walter Benjamin ; translated and with an introduction by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski

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The storyteller : tales out of loneliness
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The storyteller
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tales out of loneliness
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Walter Benjamin ; translated and with an introduction by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski
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"A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker's short stories. This is the first major collection of short stories from the legendary German-Jewish critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). Benjamin is best known for his groundbreaking studies on culture and literature, including the collections Illuminations, One-Way Street and The Arcades Project, but here for the first time are gathered his experiments in fiction, with forms including novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables, and riddles. As well as highlighting the themes that run throughout his work, the collection demonstrates that his singular style could create extraor-dinary imaginative worlds that will delight those who are fascinated by his thinking, as well as readers of literary fiction such as Franz Kafka and Stefan Zweig and the uncanny tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann. This collection is translated and edited by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski"--
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Dreams, diaries, reviews, fragments, and short fiction make up The Storyteller, but there’s no denying that this potpourri by the German critic and philosopher Benjamin is an essential addition to the corpus of one of the 20th century’s preeminent figures. As the translators note in an elegant introduction, these pieces explore both the European oral storytelling tradition and a curious mysticism under the aegis of modernist literature. There are charming glimpses of an unrecoverable childhood in bits such as “A Christmas Song” and “Self-Portraits of a Dreamer,” in both of which Benjamin sees himself refracted as seer, lover, and knower. Flights of fancy such as “Sketched into Mobile Dust” and “The Pan of the Evening” take the form of fairy tales, whereas “The Lucky Hand” is one of several stories that deals with gambling as a form of divination, and “The Voyage of the Mascot” is a short wartime fable. And of course, there are critical discourses on subjects as diverse as detective stories, calendars, and children’s riddles. The portrait that emerges of Benjamin is of one who writes “not as someone who wishes to be read,” but for whom writing is the only means of facing history. Often gnomic but thoroughly illuminating, The Storyteller completes our idea of Benjamin and captures the dream life of a Europe at the peak of its unrest. (July) --Staff (Reviewed 05/30/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 22, p)
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1892-1940
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Benjamin, Walter
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fiction
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1964-
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  • Dolbear, Sam
  • Leslie, Esther
  • Truskolaski, Sebastian
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tales out of loneliness
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The storyteller : tales out of loneliness, Walter Benjamin ; translated and with an introduction by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski
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  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE DREAMWORLDS -- Fantasy -- 1.Schiller and Goethe: A Layman's Vision -- 2.In a Big Old City: Novella Fragment -- 3.The Hypochondriac in the Landscape -- 4.The Morning of the Empress -- 5.The Pan of the Evening -- 6.The Second Self: A New Year's Story for Contemplation -- Dreams -- 7.Dreams from Ignaz Jezower's Das Buck der Traume -- 8.Too Close -- 9.Ibizan Dream -- 10.Self-Portraits of a Dreamer -- The Grandson -- The Seer -- The Lover -- The Knower -- The Tight-Lipped One -- The Chronicler -- 11.Dream I -- 12.Dream II -- 13.Once Again -- 14.Letter to Toet Blaupot ten Cate -- 15.A Christmas Song -- 16.The Moon -- Welti's Moonlit Night -- The Water Glass -- The Moon -- In the Dark -- The Dream -- 17.Diary Notes -- 18.Review: Albert Beguin, The Romantic Soul and the Dream -- pt. TWO TRAVEL -- City and Transit -- 19.Still Story -- 20.The Aviator -- 21.The Death of the Father: Novella -- 22.The Siren -- 23.Sketched into Mobile Dust: Novella --
  • Contents note continued: 24.Palais D...y -- 25.Review: Franz Hessel, Secret Berlin -- 26.Review: Detective Novels, on Tour -- Landscape and Seascape -- 27.Nordic Sea -- Town -- Flowers -- Furniture -- Light -- Gulls -- Statues -- 28.Tales Out of Loneliness -- The Wall -- The Pipe -- The Light -- 29.The Voyage of The Mascot -- 30.The Cactus Hedge -- 31.Reviews: Landscape and Travel -- pt. THREE PLAY AND PEDAGOGY -- 32.Review: Collection of Frankfurt Children's Rhymes -- 33.Fantasy Sentences -- 34.Wall Calendar from Die literarische Welt for 1927 -- 35.Riddles -- The Strangers Reply -- Succinct -- 36.Radio Games -- 37.Short Stories -- Why the Elephant Is Called `Elephant' -- How the Boat Was Invented and Why It Is Called `Boat' -- Funny Story from When There Were Not Yet Any People -- 38.Four Tales -- The Warning -- The Signature -- The Wish -- Thanks -- 39.On the Minute -- 40.The Lucky Hand: A Conversation about Gambling --
  • Contents note continued: 41.Colonial Pedagogy: Review of Alois Jalkotzy, The Fairy Tale and the Present -- 42.Verdant Elements: Review of Tom Seidemann-Freud, Play Primer 2 and 3: Something More on the Play Primer
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000057252270
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First edition.
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pages cm.
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9781784783044
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(paperback)
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2016013569
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)951958522
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The storyteller : tales out of loneliness, Walter Benjamin ; translated and with an introduction by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski
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volume
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  • nc
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE DREAMWORLDS -- Fantasy -- 1.Schiller and Goethe: A Layman's Vision -- 2.In a Big Old City: Novella Fragment -- 3.The Hypochondriac in the Landscape -- 4.The Morning of the Empress -- 5.The Pan of the Evening -- 6.The Second Self: A New Year's Story for Contemplation -- Dreams -- 7.Dreams from Ignaz Jezower's Das Buck der Traume -- 8.Too Close -- 9.Ibizan Dream -- 10.Self-Portraits of a Dreamer -- The Grandson -- The Seer -- The Lover -- The Knower -- The Tight-Lipped One -- The Chronicler -- 11.Dream I -- 12.Dream II -- 13.Once Again -- 14.Letter to Toet Blaupot ten Cate -- 15.A Christmas Song -- 16.The Moon -- Welti's Moonlit Night -- The Water Glass -- The Moon -- In the Dark -- The Dream -- 17.Diary Notes -- 18.Review: Albert Beguin, The Romantic Soul and the Dream -- pt. TWO TRAVEL -- City and Transit -- 19.Still Story -- 20.The Aviator -- 21.The Death of the Father: Novella -- 22.The Siren -- 23.Sketched into Mobile Dust: Novella --
  • Contents note continued: 24.Palais D...y -- 25.Review: Franz Hessel, Secret Berlin -- 26.Review: Detective Novels, on Tour -- Landscape and Seascape -- 27.Nordic Sea -- Town -- Flowers -- Furniture -- Light -- Gulls -- Statues -- 28.Tales Out of Loneliness -- The Wall -- The Pipe -- The Light -- 29.The Voyage of The Mascot -- 30.The Cactus Hedge -- 31.Reviews: Landscape and Travel -- pt. THREE PLAY AND PEDAGOGY -- 32.Review: Collection of Frankfurt Children's Rhymes -- 33.Fantasy Sentences -- 34.Wall Calendar from Die literarische Welt for 1927 -- 35.Riddles -- The Strangers Reply -- Succinct -- 36.Radio Games -- 37.Short Stories -- Why the Elephant Is Called `Elephant' -- How the Boat Was Invented and Why It Is Called `Boat' -- Funny Story from When There Were Not Yet Any People -- 38.Four Tales -- The Warning -- The Signature -- The Wish -- Thanks -- 39.On the Minute -- 40.The Lucky Hand: A Conversation about Gambling --
  • Contents note continued: 41.Colonial Pedagogy: Review of Alois Jalkotzy, The Fairy Tale and the Present -- 42.Verdant Elements: Review of Tom Seidemann-Freud, Play Primer 2 and 3: Something More on the Play Primer
Control code
000057252270
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781784783044
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016013569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951958522

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