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Theodor W. Adorno

One Last Genius

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$29.00 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674057135

Publication Date: 10/30/2010


464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones

Belknap Press


  • List of Illustrations
  • How to Read This Book
  • 1. Instead of an Overture: No Heirs
  • 2. The House in Schoene Aussicht: A Frankfurt Childhood around 1910
  • 3. From Teddie Wiesengrund to Dr. Wiesengrund-Adorno
  • 4. Adorno as “Non-identical” Man
  • 5. Transitions
    • Bertolt Brecht: “To Those Who Come after Us”
    • Theodor W. Adorno: “Out of the Firing Line”
    • Hanns Eisler, the Non-identical Brother
    • Fritz Lang, the American Friend
  • 6. Frankfurt Transfer
  • 7. Adorno as “Identical” Man
  • 8. The Palimpsest of Life
  • Appendix: Letters
    • Theodor W. Adorno to Ernst Bloch, 26 July 1962
    • Max Horkheimer to Theodor W. Adorno, 27 September 1958
    • Theodor W. Adorno to Max Horkheimer, 14 February 1965
    • Theodor W. Adorno to Claus Behncke, 21 February 1964
    • Max Horkheimer to Otto O. Herz, 1 September 1969
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Ungar German Translation Award, American Translators Association
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