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Titre : Wagner and Suicide (Paperback)
Éditeur : McFarland Co Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) likely suffered from a manic-depressive disorder but in his time very little was known about mental illness, and suicide was not a topic for general discussion. Wagner was often plagued by extreme mood swings; he used his operas, especially the librettos, to express himself and his personal difficulties. This investigation of the suicidal themes in Wagner s life and operas - Die Fliegender Hollander, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, the Ring cycle, and Parsifal - shows how manic-depressive illness, particularly the depressive part of it, affected Wagner s life and art. It also analyzes the influence of Giambattista Vico s theories of cycles (and how these theories appeared in Wagner s work), suicide as a theatrical and operatic phenomenon, and the way in which the theme of suicide has appeared in other works of the literary and performing arts. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780786414772
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