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Jarvis offers an introduction to the intellectual and institutional contexts for Adorno's thought, and examines his contributions to social theory, cultural theory, aesthetics and philosophy. He demonstrates the enduring coherence and explanatory power of Adorno's work and illustrates its continuing relevance to contemporary debates.This is one reason why he places such emphasis on the significance of the essay form for literary criticism. ... It has a belletristic or dilettantistic element to it which has incurred the intense suspicion of professional specialists, a suspicion which anbsp;...

Author:Simon Jarvis
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1998


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