New PDF release: Adorno: A Biography

By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

'Even the biographical person is a social category', wrote Adorno. ‘It can simply be outlined in a dwelling context including others.’ during this significant new biography, Stefan Müller-Doohm turns this maxim again on Adorno himself and gives a wealthy and complete account of the existence and paintings of 1 of the main magnificent minds of the 20 th century.

This authoritative biography levels around the complete of Adorno's existence and occupation, from his early life and pupil years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. while, Muller-Doohm examines the total variety of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary concept, tune idea and cultural feedback. Drawing on an array of resources from Adorno's own correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and gives a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his importance within the twentieth Century as a whole.

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making available essentially the most complicated parts of Adorno's proposal. This extraordinary biography often is the typical paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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