By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone
This authoritative biography levels around the complete of Adorno's lifestyles and occupation, from his adolescence and pupil years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. even as, Muller-Doohm examines the whole diversity of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary thought, tune conception and cultural feedback. Drawing on an array of resources from Adorno's own correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and offers a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his importance within the twentieth Century as a whole.
Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making available essentially the most complicated parts of Adorno's inspiration. This amazing biography may be the normal paintings on Adorno for years to come.