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Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School

Author: Stuart Jeffries
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, an imprint of New Left Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
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Jeffries, Stuart, 1964-
Grand Hotel Abyss.
London ; New York : Verso, an imprint of New Left Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016015391
(OCoLC)934193239
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Jeffries
ISBN: 9781784785710 1784785717 9781784785703 1784785709
OCLC Number: 958932865
Description: 1 online resource (440 pages)
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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