Minima Moralia

Minima Moralia : Reflections from Damaged Life

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Written between 1944 and 1947, Minima Moralia is a collection of rich, lucid aphorisms and essays about life in modern capitalist society. From the books of Marcel Proust to interior design, sexuality to childhood, hotels to the rise of fascism, cinema to astrology, Adorno casts his penetrating eye across society in mid-century America and finds a life deformed by capitalism, a system whose technological and cultural marvels mask the domination which reached its apex in Nazi Germany. This is Adorno's theoretical and literary masterpiece and a classic of twentieth century thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1788738535
  • 9781788738538
  • 9,075

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"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."-Susan Sontag

"The most peculiarly representative of Adorno's work."-Cambridge Review

"The best thoughts of a noble and invigorating mind."-The Observer [UK]

"A staggering variety of topics is covered, moving in each section from the most intimate personal experiences to the most general theoretical problems."-Radical Philosophy

"A primary intellectual document of this age."-Sunday Times [London]

"A classic of twentieth-century thought ... whose translation is the best by far of any work of critical theory."-Times Literary Supplement
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About Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno was director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1959 until his death in 1969. His works include In Search of Wagner, Aesthetic Theory, Negative Dialectics, and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment and Towards a New Manifesto.
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