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The (Im)Personality of Death

The (Im)Personality of Death

The following is an edited version of a talk given  at the launch of The Living and the Dead, 2017   This book, The Living and the Dead, came from various places and various trajectories. It is a book that is at once intensely personal and intensely impersonal. And in saying this, that it is…

Death and the Storyteller

Death and the Storyteller

Walter Benjamin’s essay, The Storyteller  has been widely celebrated for many decades now. And yet amidst that celebration I have come across little direct or focused engagement with the position death plays within Benjamin’s considerations. It is an understandable omission, as death is certainly not the focus of the essay, and yet the position which it occupies…

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