By Nigel Mapp
Despite the new upsurge of curiosity in Theodor Adorno's paintings, his literary writings are regularly under-represented. although, literature is a valuable aspect in his aesthetic idea. Bringing jointly unique essays from a exotic overseas workforce of members, this ebook deals a panoramic account of the literary elements of Adorno's pondering. It is split into 3 sections, facing the concept that of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the radical respectively. whilst, the ebook presents a transparent feel of the original features of Adorno's philosophy of literature via seriously referring to his paintings to a couple of different influential theorists and theories together with modern postmodernist concept and cultural studies.
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