The Utopian Function of Art and Literature: Selected Essays
by Jack Zipes
Publisher's Description
The essays of Bloch belong to the long tradition of German cultural criticism represented by Walter Benjamin and his student Theodor Adorno. Bloch was a significant source for these thinkers, and his influence and impact is nowhere more evident than in his writings on art. Opening with a discussion between Bloch and Adorno on the meaning of utopia, the book presents twelve essays written between 1930 and 1973 on topics as diverse as aesthetic theory, painting, opera and, perhaps most important, popular culture in the form of fairy tails, detective stories and dime novels.
ISBN: 0262521393
Publisher: The MIT Press
Paperback : 360 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches
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