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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