Praise for The Storyteller: Tales out of Loneliness by Walter Benjamin
"Benjamin was the interlocutor of all the demons and angels of storytelling. And this is why he knew its endless secrets. Listen to him."
- John Berger
"This volume collects an extraordinary array of short pieces by Walter Benjamin that lets us see the centrality of stories, dreams, and tales to his own experimental writings. This volume is a marvelous gift that will reorient our reading of Benjamin in startling ways"
- Judith Butler
"Much praise is due to the editors for bringing together a newly translated collection of his short fictions, The Storyteller
, in which he shows our iniquitous material world suffused and sabotaged by the uncanny like no one else."
- Jacqueline Rose
"A circular book to visit again and again, a book one can start reading right in the middle or read backwards, playing with its chapters and sentences wildly and freely, just as the philosopher would have probably wished."
- Elif Shafak, Financial Times
- Jonathon Sturgeon, Guardian