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Matthias Rothe

In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 62: Adorno’s Brecht: The Other Origin of Negative Dialectics

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Adorno’s Brecht: The Other Origin of Negative Dialectics
Adorno’s Brecht: The Other Origin of Negative Dialectics
Matthias Rothe
Adorno and Brecht: Moving beyond aversion

Theodor W. Adorno and Bertolt Brecht: this is how the story commonly goes. The former is repulsed by the unconcerned activism and the vulgar Marxism of the latter; the latter is rejecting the former along with the other Frankfurt School theorists for their ‘stilted, abstract language, their elitism, … their wrong-headedness’ (Lyon, 1980: 260).1 Gene Ray then sums up their relation to one another: ‘Bertolt Brecht and Theodor W. Adorno stand for opposing modes and stances within an artistic modernism oriented toward radical social transformation’ (2010: 1). He closely follows Susan Buck-Morss, who observed before him: ‘Brecht opted for ...

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