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Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts)

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Here, under the optic of the artist, Adorno's philosophy once again begins to breathe...

(Rolf Tiedemann, director emeritus of the T.W. Adorno-Archiv, Frankfurt, and editor of T.W. Adorno's Collected Writings)

I urge anyone who entertains doubts about the emperor's attires to read Hullot-Kentor's brilliant and definitive deconstruction of Jameson in Things Beyond Resemblance.

(Mike Davis, University of California, Irvine)

Although each section was written independently and can stand on its own, an exhilarating effect is produced by situating them together-much in the same way that an individual painting is transformed when thoughtfully incorporated into an exhibit.

(Thomas Wheatland, Assumption College)

Things Beyond Resemblance is a book Adorno scholars will appreciate... [and] should prove to be a valuable resource.

(Thomas Wheatland H-German)


Theodor W. Adorno is among the most potent theoretical legislators of our time and Robert Hullot-Kentor is a brilliant expositor of his ideas. Hullot-Kentor writes with an elegant brio all his own, bringing wit and fire to the most difficult subjects and exploring them in provocative and imaginative ways.

(Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley)

Just as Robert Hullot-Kentor's new translations of Adorno's main works are a stroke of good fortune for philosophical literature, in his Things Beyond Resemblance he presents completely new and altogether original aspects of Adorno's thought. Here, under the optic of the artist, Adorno's philosophy once again begins to breathe; indeed, the philosopher and philologist that Hullot-Kentor equally is, gives voice to Adorno's aesthetics and its own often artistic prose. This occurs most astoundingly, however, when the American author undertakes to comprehend the current political and social situation of his country in the concepts and theories of the German philosopher and thus demonstrates beyond any doubt Adorno's undiminished contemporary import.

(Rolf Tiedemann, director emeritus of the T.W. Adorno-Archive, Frankfurt, and editor of T.W. Adorno's Collected Writings)

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  • Series: Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts
  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231136595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231136594
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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There are many writers attempting to explain Adorno's thought, but none of them seems to have absorbed that thought as well as Hullot-Kentor. Simple evidence of this is the fact that Kentor is able to explain these ideas with a relative minimum of quotation of Adorno. Rather, Kentor succeeds spectacularly in situating Adorno's thought not only in the context of its own times but of our times--convincingly demonstrating, for instance, that most contemporary American intellectuals are going to have a difficult time even accepting the premise of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory.

Kentor is a rare type of thinker and writer--one with an actual passionate attachment to the thinker he is in turn discussing. Kentor does not perform a "reading" of Adorno--rather, he provides insights that have clearly resulted from years of thinking about this philosopher.

This volume is especially valuable for those wishing to relate meaningfully to Adorno's thought and for those interested in a generally Marxist critique of culture.
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