Theodor Adorno Further Reading - Essay

Theodor Wiesengrund

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Dallmayr, Fred R. “Phenomenology and Critique: Adorno.” In Critical Encounters: Between Philosophy and Politics, pp. 39-72. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.

Examines Adorno's place in the phenomenological movement.

Frow, John. “Mediation and Metaphor: Adorno and the Sociology of Art.” Clio 12, No. 1 (Fall 1982): 57-65.

Discusses Adorno's ideas about art and mass culture.

Gendron, Bernard. “Theodor Adorno Meets the Cadillacs.” In Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture, edited by Tania Modleski, pp. 18-36. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1986.

Explores Adorno's thoughts on popular music.

Jarvis, Simon. Adorno: A Critical Introduction. New York: Routledge, 1998, 283 p.

Provides an overview of Adorno's writings.

Krukowski, Lucian. “Form and Protest in Atonal Music: A Meditation on Adorno.” In The Arts, Society, and Literature, edited by Harry R. Garvin, pp. 105-24. London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1984.

Discusses Adorno's response to atonal, “radical” music.

Paddison, Max. “The Critique Criticised: Adorno and Popular Music.” Popular Music 2 (1982): 201-18.

Analyzes Adorno's writings on popular music, suggesting ways in which his theories have been misinterpreted.

Pickford, Henry W. “Critical Models: Adorno's Theory and Practice of Cultural Criticism.” Yale Journal of Criticism 10, No. 2 (1997): 247-70.

Examines Adorno's essays on culture and politics.

Wellmer, Albrecht. “Truth, Semblance, Reconciliation: Adorno's Aesthetic Redemption of Modernity.” In The Persistence of Modernity: Essays on Aesthetics, Ethics and Postmodernism, translated by David Midgley, pp. 1-35. Frankfurt am Main: Polity Press, 1991.

Discusses the lasting influence of Adorno's aesthetics.

Additional coverage of Adorno's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 25-28R, 89-92; Contemporary Authors New Revision, Vol. 89.