Prisms (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

Prisms (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

Theodor W. Adorno

Prisms, essays in cultural feedback and society, is the paintings of a critic and pupil who has had a marked effect on modern American and German proposal. It monitors the weird mixture of highbrow intensity, scope, and philosophical rigor that Adorno was once in a position to convey to his matters, no matter if he was once writing approximately astrology columns in l. a. newspapers, the particular difficulties of German lecturers immigrating to the U.S. in the course of the Nazi years, or Hegel's impact on Marx.

In those essays, Adorno explores various subject matters, starting from Aldous Huxley's courageous New international and Kafka's The fort to Jazz, Bach, Schoenberg, Proust, Veblen's thought of conspicuous intake, museums, Spengler, and extra. His writing all through is an expert, witty, and from time to time archly opinionated, yet revealing a sensitivity to the political, cultural, monetary, and aesthetic connections that lie underneath the surfaces of daily life.

Prisms is incorporated within the sequence, stories in modern German Social inspiration, edited by means of Thomas McCarthy.

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