By Steven Helmling
Adorno's Poetics of Critique is a serious examine of the Marxist culture-critic Theodor W. Adorno, a founding member of the Frankfurt university and greatly looked this present day as its such a lot terrific exponent.
Steven Helmling is centrally occupied with Adorno's notoriously tough writing, a characteristic such a lot commentators recognize merely to set it apart in order to an expository account of 'what Adorno is saying'. in contrast, Adorno's advanced writing is the vital concentration of this research, inclusive of special research of Adorno's most intricate texts, particularly his most renowned and intricate paintings, co-authored with Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment.
Helmling argues that Adorno's key motifs - dialectic, thought, negation, immanent critique, constellation - are prescriptions now not only for severe considering, but in addition for severe writing. For Adorno the efficacy of critique is conditioned on how the writing of critique is written. either in concept and in perform, Adorno urges a 'poetics of critique' that's each piece as severe as the rest in his 'critical thought.
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Adorno's Poetics of Critique (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy) by Steven Helmling