Minima Moralia : Reflections on a Damaged Life, Paperback

Minima Moralia : Reflections on a Damaged Life Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A classic of twentieth century thought, this work is Adorno's literary and philosophical masterpiece.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781844670512



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A languorous howl of despair and anger - but who would not feel these things in the ashes of Germany 1945?<br/><br/>I was surprised by how fierce Adorno can be - I've heard horror stories of his impenetrable style. Here, I was surprised, both at the crispness of his style, and the depth of his cultural references. If anyone wants to start with him, here's a place to do so. His barbed aphorisms will remain with you, vicious and snarling, a rabid dog tearing into your leg.<br/><br/>This book offers a damning critique of all of society, from fascism to door handles - although, at times it feels like the ramblings of a grumpy old man, who offers not even the hint of a solution, and despairs that all is lost. The theory and practice of despair. Not for everyone.

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This book read more as a list of densely rendered pessimistic thoughts by a very cynical person than anything else. Clearly, Theodor was not a happy camper living in exile after WWII.

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