Adorno: A Biography by Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

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

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with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his occasions and gives a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his value within the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

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making obtainable the most advanced components of Adorno's inspiration. This striking biography often is the common paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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