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Adorno : a biography

Author: Stefan M�uller-Doohm ; translated by Rodney Livingstone. ; Stefan Müller-Doohm
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stefan Müller-Doohm provides a rich and comprehensive account of the life and work of one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. This authoritative biography ranges across the whole of Adorno's life and career, from his childhood and student years to his years in emigration in the United States and his return to postwar Germany. At the same time, Muller-Doohm examines the full range of Adorno's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan M�uller-Doohm ; translated by Rodney Livingstone. ; Stefan Müller-Doohm
ISBN: 0745631088 9780745631080 0745631096 9780745631097
OCLC Number: 61327864
Description: xv, 667 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins: Family, Childhood and Youth: School and University in Frankfurt am Main: Family Inheritance: A Picture of Contrasts --
Adorno's Corsican Grandfather: Jean Francois, alias Giovanni Francesco --
Fencing master Calvelli-Adorno in the Frankfurt suburb of Bockenheim --
Wiesengrund: The Jewish Heritage of his Father's Romantic Name --
A generous father and two musical mothers --
Between Oberrad and Amorbach --
School experiences of a precocious youth --
Arousing philosophical interests in the musical soul: Kracauer's influence on Adorno --
Education sentimentale --
First love and a number of affairs --
A Change of Scene: Between Frankfurt, Vienna and Berlin: A Profusion of Intellectual Interests: Commuting between Philosophy and Music --
Against the Stream: The City of Frankfurt and its University --
First meeting with Max Horkheimer in the seminar on gestalt psychology --
A Man with Philosophical Qualities in the World of Viennese Music: The Danube Metropolis --
Apprenticeship with his master and teacher --
In Search of a Career --
Between philosophy and music: no parting of the ways --
Music Criticism and Compositional Practice --
Theorizing the twelve-tone method: Adorno's debate with Krenek --
Towards a Theory of Aesthetics --
Rather more than a beginner's foray into philosophy --
A Second Anomaly in Frankfurt: The Institute of Social Research --
Two inaugural lectures --
A Privatdozent in the shadow of Walter Benjamin --
The Zeitschrift fur Sozialforschung and Adorno's ideological critique of music.
Other Titles: Adorno.
Responsibility: Stefan Müller-Doohm ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.

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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.

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