Adorno and Literature

Adorno and Literature

Editorial: Continuum Pub. Group

Páginas: 203

Año: 2006

EAN: 9780826487520

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Despite the recent upsurge of interest in Theodor Adorno´s work, his literary writings are generally under-represented. However, literature is a central element in his aesthetic theory. Bringing together original essays from a distinguished international group of contributors, this book offers a wide ranging account of the literary components of Adorno´s thinking. It is divided into three sections, dealing with the concept of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the novel respectively. At the same time, the book provides a clear sense of the unique qualities of Adorno´s philosophy of literature by critically relating his work to a number of other influential theorists and theories including contemporary postmodernist theory and cultural studies.