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- DescriptionWagner audiences are especially challenged to fathom the meaning of his operas, for there is much mystery as to just what they depict. This study attempts to meet that challenge for the ten operas - from The Flying Dutchman to Parsifal - that Wagner considered to embody his particular poetic genius and which indeed continue to be regularly performed. The texts of the ten works are examined with special attention to the role of erotic passion, a subject usually relegated to secondary importance in Wagner criticism.
- Author BiographyThe Author: James M. McGlathery, Professor of German and of Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, received his doctorate from Yale University in 1964. He is the author of Mysticism and Sexuality: E. T. A. Hoffmann (2 vols., Peter Lang, 1981, 1985); Desire's Sway: The Plays and Stories of Heinrich von Kleist; Fairy Tale Romance: The Grimms, Basile, and Perrault; and Grimms' Fairy Tales: A History of Criticism on a Popular Classic. He has published widely in journals and volumes of scholarly essays.
- Author(s)James M. McGlathery
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleNorth American Studies in Nineteenth-century German Literature and Culture
- Series Part/Volume Number22
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight590 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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