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Adorno : a biography

Author: Stefan Müller-Doohm
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first major intellectual biography of Adorno, one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, that brings together for the first time his work, life, and historical context.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
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Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno; Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Müller-Doohm
ISBN: 0745631096 9780745631097 0745631088 9780745631080
OCLC Number: 181480223
Description: XV, 667 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
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 Contracts. 1. Adorno's Corsican Grandfather: Jean Francois, alias Giovanni Francesco. 2. Wiesengrund: The Jewish Heritage of his Father's Romantic Name. 3. Between Oberrad and Amorbach. 4. Education Sentimentale. 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. 6. A Man with Philosophical Qualities in the World of Viennese Music: The Danube Metropolis. 7. In Search of Career. 8. Music Criticism and Compositional Practice. 9. Towards a Theory of Aesthetics. 10. A Second Anomaly in Frankfurt: The Institute of Social Research. Part III. Emigration Years: An Itellectual in Foreign Land. A Twofold Exile: Intellectual Homelessness as Personal Fate. 11. The 'Coordination" of the National Socialist Nation and Adorno's Reluctant Emigration. 12. Between Academic and Authentic Concerns: From Philosophy Lecturer to Advanced Students in Oxford. 13. Writing Letters as an aid to Philosophical. 14. Learning by Doing: Adorno's Path to Social Research. 15. Happiness in Misfortune: Adorno's Years in California. Part IV: Thinking the Unconditional and Enduring the Conditional. The Explosive Power of Saying No. 16. Change of Scene: Surveying the Ruins. 17. Gaining Recognition for Critical Theory: Adorno's Activities in the Late 1950s and Early 1960s. 18. Eating Bread: A Theory Devoured by Thought. 19. With his Back to the Wall. Epilogue: Thinking Against Oneself. Notes. References and Bibliography. Index.
Other Titles: Adorno.
Responsibility: Stefan Müller-Doohm. Transl. by Rodney Livingstone.

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