Quoted from “Anti-Narrative: Games, Blogs & Other Non-Linear Forms’ by Caroline Bassett.
Narrative cannot survive the moment of information’. Writing The Storyteller, from which this quote comes, in the early years of mass communications, the cultural critic Walter Benjamin was pessimistic about the future of narrative (Benjamin, 1992). He believed that the advent of a form of life based on news and information, increasingly located in a perpetually renewed present, would leave no space for the temporal complexity of narrative’s ‘once upon a time’.
Bassett, Caroline. “Anti-Narrative: Games, Blogs & Other Non-Linear Forms.” Critical Workshops. United Kingdom: Sussex University, 2005. Print.
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Benjamin, W,‘The Storyteller’, in Illuminations,(Fontana, London, 83-101, 1992)