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Theodor W. Adorno : one last genius

Author: Detlev Claussen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He was famously hostile to biography as a literary form, yet this life of Adorno by one of his last students gives us a clear look at how the man and his moment came together to create 'critical theory'. The book is also a window onto the cultural ferment of Adorno's day.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Detlev Claussen
ISBN: 9780674026186 0674026187 9780674057135 0674057139
OCLC Number: 173509320
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Originally published as Theodor W. Adorno: Ein letztes Genie, (c) S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2003.
Description: 440 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Instead of an overture : no heirs --
The house in Schöne Aussicht : a Frankfurt childhood around 1910 --
From Teddie Wiesengrund to Dr. Wiesengrund-Adorno --
Adorno as "non-identical" man --
Transitions --
Bertolt Brecht : "to those who come after us" --
Theodor W. Adorno : "out of the firing-line" --
Hanns Eisler, the non-identical brother --
Fritz Lang, the American friend --
Frankfurt transfer --
Adorno as "identical" man --
The palimpsest of life.
Other Titles: Theodor W. Adorno.
Responsibility: Detlev Claussen ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.
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