By David Cunningham, Nigel Mapp
Regardless of the hot upsurge of curiosity in Theodor Adorno's paintings, his literary writings stay commonly ignored. but literature is a primary aspect in his aesthetic conception. construction at the present emergent curiosity in sleek philosophical aesthetics, this publication deals a wide-ranging account of the literary parts of Adorno's pondering. Bringing jointly unique essays from a wonderful overseas workforce of members, it bargains the reader a easy direction throughout the significant parts of Adorno's paintings during this sector. it really is divided into 3 sections, facing the idea that of literature, with poetry and poetics, and with modernity, drama and the radical respectively. while, the e-book presents a transparent feel of the original traits of Adorno's philosophy of literature through seriously referring to his paintings to a couple of different influential theorists and theories together with modern postmodernist idea and cultural stories.
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Although he criticizes Huxley's limited and puritanical conception of happiness in Brave New World (P: 95—117), he reproduces a similar image of complacent and unresisting totality from which only the most exceptional individual will sense his alienation. Lacking here is any recognition that alongside the growth of the mass culture that Adorno deplored, twentieth-century societies made available to new social groups cultural education and cultural pleasures of the kind he approved. Accepting that his experiences of Nazi Germany and the United States were very different from what, say, Raymond Williams knew in social-democratic Britain, one still wants to say that where Adorno is truculent, evasive or silent, Williams both takes a historical view of these questions and relates them to current, collective experience: the experience of a generation of students, and of the engaged teacher of culture.
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