Monday, January 9, 2012

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

"For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live." - Theodor Adorno

Adorno was a German philosopher, sociologist and musicologist.  He is known especially for his critical theory of society.  He was born in 1903 in Germany and he passed away in 1969 in Switzerland.  Around 1932, Adorno was exiled by the Nazi regime because he was not an Aryan.  Presumably he said the above quote while in exile.

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