Can traditional story telling be incorporated into art?

WALTER BENJAMIN, in his essay The Story Teller, bemoaned the decline of traditional storytelling in the modern era. The ancient art of oral storytelling, rooted in direct experience and communal interaction, he believed,

Tale of two book covers

BOO TEIK’S penchant for dissecting the structures of thought and examining the consequential actions of Malaysian leaders and the people around them have resulted in three main publications: one on Mahathir Mohamad,

Notes on Teju Cole's Blind Spot

I STARTED to read Teju Cole with great reluctance, knowing he may rekindle a feared tendency in me: Getting bogged down in the convoluted thinking of others. Surprisingly however, the premises of his