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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 residing context including others.’ during this significant new biography, Stefan Müller-Doohm turns this maxim again on Adorno himself and gives a wealthy and accomplished account of the existence and paintings of 1 of the main extraordinary minds of the 20 th century.

This authoritative biography levels around the complete of Adorno's lifestyles and occupation, from his adolescence and scholar years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. whilst, Muller-Doohm examines the entire variety of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary thought, song conception and cultural feedback. Drawing on an array of assets 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correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and offers a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his value within the twentieth Century as a whole.

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making obtainable essentially the most advanced parts of Adorno's proposal. This awesome biography may be the usual paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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