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By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

'Even the biographical person is a social category', wrote Adorno. ‘It can merely 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 lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main remarkable minds of the 20 th century.

This authoritative biography levels around the entire of Adorno's existence and occupation, 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 whole diversity of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary idea, song concept 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correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his occasions and gives a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his importance within the twentieth Century as a whole.

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making available the most complicated components of Adorno's notion. This notable biography may be the normal paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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