The surviving correspondence between Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno. * This is the first time all of the surviving correspondence between Adorno and Benjamin has appeared in English. * Provides a key to the personalities and projects of these two major intellectual figures. * Offers a compelling insight into the cultural politics of the period, at a time of social and political upheaval. * An invaluable resource for all students of the work of Adorno and especially of Benjamin, extensively annotated and cross-referenced.
Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) and Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) were prominent members of the Frankfurt School, and among the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century in the areas of social theory, philosophy, literary criticism and aesthetics.
Abbreviations. The Correspondence 1928-1940. Editor's Afterword by Henri Lonitz. Textual Notes and Source References. Bibliographical Index. Name Index.