Walter Benjamin's Fiction in 'The Storyteller' Is a Warm Cure for an Academic Hangover

Walter Benjamin's Fiction in 'The Storyteller' Is a Warm Cure for an Academic Hangover

By Megan Volpert

A master of the theory of craft puts his money where his mouth is, revealing a precise descriptive power that gracefully commands plot and characterization. 28 Sep 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

31 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gigi: Gold & Wax

Gigi is a very talented singer with a rich and restless musical background, but Gold & Wax suffers a little too often from stale and heavy-handed arrangements that squelch the prodigious talents of both her and her sidemen.

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31 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom

Stop the presses! Mike Patton still knows how to sing like a (sort of) normal human being!

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Nino Moschella: Man of Many Hats

If you receive a demo that includes the banging of a broomstick, how good could the album really be? As it turns out, it can be extremely good. In fact, it could one of the year's best.

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Cherubs: Uncovered by Heartbeat

It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all.

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31 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Saves the Day: Sound the Alarm

Saves the Day have given their fans nothing exciting, innovative, or new.

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Kind of Like Spitting: The Thrill of the Hunt

The hunt may be short, but damn is it worthwhile.

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The Fever: In The City of Sleep

A shockingly entertaining and ambitious resurgence from what used to be just another NYC postpunk regurgitation.

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Dafnis Prieto: Absolute Quintet

Dafnis Prieto's Quintet is absolute because he composed it and the music together. Creative band!

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Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band

To be sure, a tour like this involves a certain degree of trust, particularly when you're dropping 90 bones to hear the Boss sing 'Froggie Went A'Courtin.'

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The good guys are good, the bad guys are despicably evil, and the girls are buxom and gorgeous.

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Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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