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2018.04.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetics, Eberhard Ortland (ed.), Wieland Hoban (trans.), Polity Press, 2018, 350pp., $69.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780745679396. Reviewed by Lydia Goehr, Columbia University This translation of Theodor W. Adorno's lectures on aesthetics is of the excellent volume published by Suhrkamp Verlag in 2009 under the editorship of Eberhard Ortland. Adorno lectured on the topic six times between 1950 and 1968; the edition is drawn from the most coherent and extensive notes in the archive, recorded for the winter semester of 1958/9. The editor's erudite notes as well as Adorno's original keywords and fascinating lecture plans are included. The lectures may be read as an introduction to the more difficult Aesthetic Theory, posthumously published in 1970 after Adorno's death in 1969 on the basis of drafts also written throughout the 1960s. The latter was translated into English in 1984 and again in 2009.. . .

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