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By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

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

This authoritative biography levels around the entire of Adorno's lifestyles and profession, from his adolescence and scholar years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. even as, Muller-Doohm examines the complete diversity of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary concept, song conception 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correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and gives a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his importance within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 advanced parts of Adorno's notion. This awesome biography would be the common paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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