The Storyteller Essays (New York Review Books Classics)

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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.


  • | Author: Walter Benjamin
  • | Publisher: NYRB Classics
  • | Publication Date: July 23, 2019
  • | Number of Pages: 128 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1681370581
  • | ISBN-13: 9781681370583
Author:
Walter Benjamin
Publisher:
NYRB Classics
Publication Date:
July 23, 2019
Number of pages:
128 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1681370581
ISBN-13:
9781681370583