A reflection on everyday existence in the 'sphere of consumption of late Capitalism', this work is Adorno's literary and philosophical masterpiece. Built from aphorisms and reflections, he shifts in register from personal experience to the most general theoretical problems.
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They the people
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Pro doma nostra
Always speak of it never think of it
Morality and temporal sequence
Picturebook without pictures
The bad comrade
Wolf as grandmother
Keeping ones distance
not to be misused
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