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By Natalie Leeder

Since his infamous 1961 lecture, 'Trying to appreciate Endgame', Theodor W. Adorno's identify has been usually coupled with that of Samuel Beckett. This publication deals an intensive reappraisal of the highbrow affinities among those figures, whose paths crossed all too fleetingly. in particular the publication argues for a preoccupation with the concept that of freedom in Beckett's works - one that situates him as a profoundly radical or even political author. Adorno's personal extra specific reconceptualization of freedom and its shortage in modernity deals a special lens by which to ascertain the way in which Beckett's works safeguard a minimum house of freedom that acts towards an unfree social totality. whereas acknowledging either the biographical encounters among Adorno and Beckett and the effect Beckett's writings had on Adorno's aesthetics, Natalie Leeder is going extra to set up a discussion among their highbrow positions, operating with a variety of texts from either writers and looking perception in Adorno's much less popular works, in addition to his magnum opera, Aesthetic Theory and Negative Dialectics.

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