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Adorno : a Biography.

Author: Stefan Muller-Doohm; Rodney Livingstone
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2014.
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Stefan Müller-Doohm isProfessor of Sociology at Oldenburg University, Germany.
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Muller-Doohm, Stefan.
Adorno : A Biography.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Muller-Doohm; Rodney Livingstone
ISBN: 9780745692746 0745692745
OCLC Number: 1040273965
Notes: The Privy Councillor: Adorno and Thomas Mann.
Description: 1 online resource (709 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Illustration Acknowledgements; Part I: Origins: Family, Childhood and Youth: School and University in Frankfurt am Main; Family Inheritance: A Picture of Contrasts; 1: Adorno's Corsican Grandfather: Jean François, alias Giovanni Francesco; Fencing master Calvelli-Adorno in the Frankfurt suburb of Bockenheim; 2: Wiesengrund: The Jewish Heritage of his Father's Romantic Name; A generous father and two musical mothers; 3: Between Oberrad and Amorbach; School experiences of a precocious youth. Arousing philosophical interests in the musical soul: Kracauer's influence on Adorno4: Éducation sentimentale; First love and a number of affairs; Part II: A Change of Scene: Between Frankfurt, Vienna and Berlin: A Profusion of Intellectual Interests; Commuting between Philosophy and Music; 5: Against the Stream: The City of Frankfurt and its University; First meeting with Max Horkheimer in the seminar on gestalt psychology; 6: A Man with Philosophical Qualities in the World of Viennese Music: The Danube Metropolis; Apprenticeship with his master and teacher; 7: In Search of a Career. Between philosophy and music: no parting of the ways8: Music Criticism and Compositional Practice; Theorizing the twelve-tone method: Adorno's debate with Krenek; 9: Towards a Theory of Aesthetics; Rather more than a beginner's foray into philosophy; 10: A Second Anomaly in Frankfurt: The Institute of Social Research; Two inaugural lectures; A Privatdozent in the shadow of Walter Benjamin; The Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung and Adorno's ideological critique of music; In league with Horkheimer against a second school of sociology under the same roof. The opera project: The Treasure of Indian JoePart III: Emigration Years: An Intellectual in a Foreign Land; A Twofold Exile: Intellectual Homelessness as Personal Fate; 11: The 'Coordination' of the National Socialist Nation and Adorno's Reluctant Emigration; Hibernating with dignity?; 12: Between Academic and Authentic Concerns: From Philosophy Lecturer to Advanced Student in Oxford; Sticks and carrots; An abiding distaste: jazz as a tolerated excess; Setbacks . . .; ... and personal losses. 13: Writing Letters as an Aid to Philosophical Self-Clarification: Debates with Benjamin, Sohn-Rethel and KracauerA double relationship: Gretel and Max; 14: Learning by Doing: Adorno's Path to Social Research; In the Institute of Social Research on Morningside Heights; Between two stools once again: a long road from New York to Los Angeles; 15: Happiness in Misfortune: Adorno's Years in California; Messages in a bottle, or, How to create enlightenment about the Enlightenment; Merits of social research: studies in the authoritarian personality; Moral feelings in immoral times.

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Stefan Müller-Doohm isProfessor of Sociology at Oldenburg University, Germany.

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