"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature." —Susan Sontag
A reflection on everyday existence in the ‘sphere of consumption of late Capitalism’, this work is Adorno’s literary and philosophical masterpiece. Built from aphorisms and reflections, he shifts in register from personal experience to the most general theoretical problems.
About the Author
Theodor Adorno was director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death in 1969. His works include In Search of Wagner; Aesthetic Theory; Negative Dialectics; and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment and Towards a New Manifesto.
“A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature.”—Susan Sontag
“The most peculiarly representative of Adorno’s work.”—Cambridge Review
“The best thoughts of a noble and invigorating mind.”—The Observer [UK]
“A staggering variety of topics is covered, moving in each section from the most intimate personal experiences to the most general theoretical problems.”—Radical Philosophy
“A primary intellectual document of this age.”—Sunday Times [London]
“A classic of twentieth-century thought ... whose translation is the best by far of any work of critical theory.”—Times Literary Supplement