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Notes to Literature, Volume 2

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Available in English for the first time, this is a collection of Adorno's essays on such writers as Mann, Bloch, Holderlin, Kare Kraust, Sigfried Kracauer, Goethe, Benjamin and Stefan George. Also included are Adorno's reflections on a variety of subjects: literary titles, the physical qualities of books, political commitment in literature, the light-hearted and the seriou ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published March 31st 1994 by Columbia University Press (first published April 15th 1992)
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Damn, how IS it that Adorno can have such a fresh perspective on every artistic artifact within popular culture that he writes about? This might sound weird, but he reminds me of Marshall McLuhan in this sense....or I suppose I should say it is the other way around.
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Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science a ...more
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