By Steven Helmling
Adorno's Poetics of Critique is a severe examine of the Marxist culture-critic Theodor W. Adorno, a founding member of the Frankfurt university and extensively seemed this day as its such a lot magnificent exponent.
Steven Helmling is centrally concerned about Adorno's notoriously tricky writing, a function such a lot commentators recognize in simple terms to set it apart as a way to an expository account of 'what Adorno is saying'. in contrast, Adorno's advanced writing is the vital concentration of this research, 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, idea, negation, immanent critique, constellation - are prescriptions no longer simply for severe pondering, 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 the rest in his 'critical idea.
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Adorno's Poetics of Critique (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy) by Steven Helmling