Tag: adorno

How to Write the Present Without Irony: Immanent Critique in Lynne Tillman's American Genius, A Comedy


Contrasting Lynne Tillman’s text with the “complicitous critique” of Donald Barthelme and other postmodern ironists, Sue-Im Lee argues that Tillman’s narration displays the “mobility” of Adornian cultural criticism, in which contradiction is not a problem but a mode of interrogating the present.

The Haunting of Benjamin Britten


John Matthias reflects on Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of 1992, in light of earlier work by Auden and recent findings.