I recently wrote an essay on Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt’s readings of the schlemiel and published it on the online journal Berfrois. This essay touches on thinkers and themes that will appear in my book on the schlemiel. It is a foreshadowing, if you will.
Here is the link to the article: http://www.berfrois.com/2014/07/menachem-feuer-walter-benjamin-hannah-arendts-readings-of-the-schlemiel/
Menachem Feuer, The Author of Schlemiel Theory