Dream Notes by Theodor W. Adorno

By Theodor W. Adorno

"Dreams are as black as death."
—Theodor W. Adorno

Adorno was once serious about his desires and wrote them down all through his existence. He envisaged publishing a set of them even though within the occasion not more than a number of seemed in his lifetime.

Dream Notes deals a range of Adornos writings on desires that span the final twenty-five years of his existence. Readers of Adorno who're familiar with high-powered reflections on philosophy, track and tradition may perhaps locate them disconcerting: they supply an amazingly frank and uninhibited account of his internal wants, guilt emotions and anxieties. Brothel scenes, torture and executions determine prominently. they're provided straightforwardly, at face price. No try out is made to interpret them, to narrate them to the occasions of his existence, to psychoanalyse them, or to set up any connections with the significant issues of his philosophy.

Are they fiction, autobiography or an try to catch a pre-rational, quasi-mythic kingdom of cognizance? No transparent solution will be given. Taken jointly they supply a hugely constant photo of a measurement of expertise that's usually missed, person who rounds out and deepens our wisdom of Adorno whereas holding anything of the enigmatic caliber that energized his personal thought.

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