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Georg Lukács and Critical Theory
Avant-Garde and Kitsch, or, Teddy the Musical! "And what about the musical theatre?" -Reporter to People's Commissar Lukács, 1919 Do you remember the night I held you so tight As we danced to the Wiener Schnitzel Waltz? -Tom Lehrer, 1953 Avant-Garde and Kitsch? Adorno is often characterized as one of the most adamant Western advocates of an elitist high culture modernism and as a powerful opponent of industrially produced, commodified mass art. He trained as a composer under the tutelage ofdoi:10.1515/9781399502436-008 fatcat:w6xo7kwpzjddfhwxrmyvqnvymy