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

18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Over the Hedge (2006)

The raccoon is shrewd, and the scenario he lays out -- all food, all the time -- is powerfully tempting.

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18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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Our hero does something incredibly stupid in order to get the plot --and the entire series -- underway.

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18 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

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Losing his virginity becomes an issue of cleaning up, rather than some crash-bang moment of adult discovery.

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Wolfmother: Wolfmother

Yeah, another "Wolf" band with tons of hype surrounding it.

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Booka Shade: Movements

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Philip Krumm: Formations

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The Dan Band: The Dan Band Live

If you've ever needed to own a CD in which a slightly overweight man belts out "Total Eclipse of the Heart", the Dan Band is for you.

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Düsseldorf's Frank Popp Ensemble has collected a funky, overwhelmingly fun set of tunes that run from James Bond-style hedonistic danger to disdainful love to boogying down like it's 1969.

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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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