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In this fresh and inventive book, James Treadwell lays open the rich possibilites for interpretation offered across the full range of Wagner's art. Focusing on Wagner's music, dramas, and prose writings, rather than on questions of biography or influence, the book carefully traces the tensions and uncertainties embedded within the composer's central themes. Treadwell identifies and pursues the habitual concerns of Wagner's operas and writings: enchantment, seduction, heroism, victory, transcendence, and sacredness. While Wagner's work repeatedly and urgently sets itself to deny various or ambiguous interpretations, the operas themselves are nevertheless far more intricate and conflicted than this denial allows for. In this altered light, the dimensions of Wagner's art are unexpectedly extended, and its enduring vitality is refreshingly reasserted.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300098150
ISBN-10: 0300098154
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Treadwell

James Treadwell was lecturer and junior research fellow at the University of Oxford, and assistant professor of English at McGill University.

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