By Steven Helmling
Adorno's Poetics of Critique is a severe learn of the Marxist culture-critic Theodor W. Adorno, a founding member of the Frankfurt university and generally appeared this day as its so much fantastic exponent.
Steven Helmling is centrally fascinated with Adorno's notoriously tough writing, a function such a lot commentators recognize merely to set it apart so as to an expository account of 'what Adorno is saying'. in contrast, Adorno's advanced writing is the valuable concentration of this examine, including precise research of Adorno's most intricate texts, specifically his most renowned and complex paintings, co-authored with Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment.
Helmling argues that Adorno's key motifs - dialectic, inspiration, negation, immanent critique, constellation - are prescriptions now not in basic terms for serious considering, but in addition for serious writing. For Adorno the efficacy of critique is conditioned on how the writing of critique is written. either in conception and in perform, Adorno urges a 'poetics of critique' that's every piece as severe as anything in his 'critical idea.
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Adorno's Poetics of Critique (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy) by Steven Helmling