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By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

'Even the biographical person is a social category', wrote Adorno. ‘It can in basic terms be outlined in a dwelling 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 fantastic minds of the 20 th century.

This authoritative biography levels around the entire of Adorno's existence and occupation, from his early life and scholar years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. whilst, Muller-Doohm examines the whole diversity of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary conception, 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correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and offers a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his value within the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 probably the most advanced components of Adorno's notion. This amazing biography may be the typical paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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