Naples 1925: Adorno, Benjamin, and the Summer That Made Critical Theory

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About the Author
Martin Mittelmeier, an editor and author, is honorary professor at the Institute for German Language and Literature at the University of Cologne. His books include Dada: A Century's Tale and Freedom and Darkness. He lives in Cologne, Germany. Shelley Frisch's acclaimed translations from German include biographies of Franz Kafka, Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Einstein, and Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl. She lives in Princeton, NJ.
Praise for the German Edition:

"An invitation to completely rediscover the famous Adorno. . . . His philosophy, which seems so hermetic, severe, and heavy, is restored to its origins . . . the loose tuff, the rushing of the water on the siren rocks, but also the gloomy, prehistoric Positano and the eerie water monsters of the famous Naples Aquarium. . . . An original and personal book."--Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"Inventive and original, working with impressive ingenuity to relate the major categories of Adorno's thought--and, pars pro toto, those of the Frankfurt School more broadly--to the rugged landscape of the Neapolitan coast. . . . A fresh perspective on a familiar body of work."--Times Literary Supplement

"Extremely impressive and very inspiring."--Deutschlandradio Kultur

"A stimulating cultural and intellectual history of the Gulf of Naples."--Darmstädter Zeitung

"An atmospherically rich study."--Der Freitag