Richard Wagner on Tragedy, Christianity, and the State

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Three Essays

Based on Wagner’s several prose writings, these three essays by Alexander Jacob reveal the subtlety of Wagner’s conception of tragic drama, in comparison to that of Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, and probe the Christian understanding of social and cultural regeneration that informs Wagner’s entire musical and literary oeuvre.

Contents:
* Wagner, Nietzsche, and the Birth of Music – from the Spirit of Tragedy
* The Christian Religion and Politics of Richard Wagner
* The Ancient Indo-European and Medieval Christian Antecedents of Wagner’s Grail Opera
* Appendix: Wagner Discography

Author: Alexander Jacob
Pages: 88
Binding: Softcover
Published: 2019
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0648499657

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