Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse.
Table of Contents List of Abbreviations Note on Translations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Adorno’s Literary Criticism 1. The Art of Transition 2. Rauschen: Eichendorff 3. Conjuration: Rudolf Borchardt 4. As If: Stefan George 5. The Wound: Heine 6. Exhaustion: Goethe Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index