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Sam Leith introduces seven recommendations for holiday reading

By Prospect   August 2010

I once took a collection of essays by Theodor Adorno on holiday with me. I did it on purpose, too. I thought to myself: right, this is the holiday on which I am going to read Theodor Adorno. And not only did I go to a bookshop that stocked him (you don’t find many of them around these days) but I brought it home and stowed it carefully in my suitcase between the shaving foam and my swimming trunks. Neither of them saw much action either.

What on earth possessed me? I blame Terry Eagleton. His deft summary in Ideology…

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