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Rafik Schami’s Tales about Fairy Tales

  title={Rafik Schami’s Tales about Fairy Tales},
  author={Dorothee Ostmeier},
Rafik Schami’s Tales about Fairy Tales Walter Benjamin mourns the loss of storytelling, especially of the teller of fairy tales, in his essay „Der Erzahler” from 1936. Rafik Schami, however, promotes storytelling simultaneously as „alte neue Kunst” (old new art) in a 1998 interview. This tension between loss and innovation of oral fairytale traditions is a central theme in Schami’s texts. This essay focuses on the 1987 collection of „Marchen, Fabeln und phantastische Geschichten” entitled „Das… Expand