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Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School

Author: Stuart Jeffries
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Grand Hotel Abyss investigates the lives and afterlives of the critical theorists who formed the Frankfurt School"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Jeffries
ISBN: 9781784785680 1784785687
OCLC Number: 934193239
Description: 440 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Against the current --
Part I. 1900-1920 : Condition: critical --
Fathers and sons, and other conflicts --
Part II. The 1920s : The world turned upside down --
A bit of the other --
Part III. The 1930s : Show us the way to the next whiskey bar --
The power of negative thinking --
In the crocodile's jaws --
Modernism and all that jazz --
A new world --
Part IV. The 1940s : The road to Port Bou --
In league with the devil --
The fight against fascism --
Part V: The 1950s : The ghost sonata --
The liberation of eros --
Part VI. The 1960s : Up against the wall, motherfuckers --
Philosophising with Molotov cocktails --
Part VII. Back from the abyss : Habermas and critical theory after the 1960s : The Frankfurt spider --
Consuming passions: critical theory in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Stuart Jeffries.

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