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Jazz & The Wolf

Jazz & The Wolf   When a literary critic is analysing one of Hermann Hesse’s most influential novels, the discussion of jazz music used as a literary device might not immediately jump to his mind. However, throughout Steppenwolf (1927), a story about a troubled academic who believes to be split between man and wolf, jazz… Read More Jazz & The Wolf

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According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic

According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic PART I Though the vast majority of his writings on music dealt primarily with the classical tradition, Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) also devoted a considerable amount of attention to jazz. To say Adorno was skeptical of this dance music that had paddled its way across the Atlantic,… Read More According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic