Letters to His Parents by Theodor W. Adorno
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Letters to His Parents
By Theodor W. Adorno

Letters to His Parents

1939-1951

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Letters to His Parents by Theodor W. Adorno

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'My dears: this is but a brief note to welcome you to the new world, where you are now no longer all too far away from us. ' So begins Adorno's letter to his parents in May 1939, welcoming them to Cuba where they had just arrived after fleeing from Nazi Germany at the last minute. At the end of 1939 his parents moved again to Florida and then to New York, where they lived from August 1940 until the end of their lives. It is only with Adorno's move to California at the end of 1941 that his letters to his parents start arriving once more, reporting on work and living conditions as well as on friends, acquaintances and the Hollywood stars of his time. One finds reports of his collaborations with Max Horkheimer, Thomas Mann and Hanns Eisler alongside accounts of parties, clowning around with Charlie Chaplin, and ill-fated love affairs. But the letters also show his constant longing for Europe: Adorno already began to think about his return as soon as the USA entered the war. Adorno's letters to his parents - surely the most open and direct letters he ever wrote - not only afford the reader a glimpse of the experiences that gave rise to the famous Minima Moralia, but also show Adorno from a previously unknown, very personal side. They end with the first reports from the ravaged Frankfurt to his mother - who remained in New York - and from Amorbach, Adorno's childhood paradise

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745635422
ISBN-10: 0745635423
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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