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The Storyteller: Tales Out of Loneliness gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, edited and translated by Sam Dolbear, Esther Leslie and Sebastian Truskolaski. His stories revel in the erotic tensions of city life, cross the threshold of dreamworlds, celebrate the ludic, and delve into the relationship between fortune-telling and gambling. The novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables and riddles in this collection illuminate the themes that defined Benjamin’s work.
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The Storyteller gathers for the first time the fiction of Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including Illuminations, One-Way Street and The Arcades Project. The stories, riddles and parables are brought to life by the playful imagery of the modernist artist and Bauhaus figure Paul Klee.
>>> The Storyteller is 40% off until Monday, August 8.
>>> The Storm Blowing from Paradise: Stuart Jeffries examines the meaning that Klee's Angelus Novus held for Benjamin.
>>> Listen to Esther Leslie, Michael Rosen and Marina Warner speak with Gareth Evans on the Verso podcast in collaboration with the London Review Bookshop
>>> Listen to the editors and translators' Resonance FM show, a unique entrance to the cosmology of Benjamin's fiction.
>>> Read an excerpt from the translators' Introduction
>>> Read 'Notes from the Translators of Walter Benjamin's The Storyteller'
Labours of Translation by Sebastian Truskolaski
A Certain Task by Esther Leslie