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 accomplished account of the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main impressive minds of the 20th century.

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with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and gives a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his value within the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

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making obtainable one of the most complicated parts of Adorno's concept. This notable biography could be the ordinary paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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