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Opera, sex, and other vital matters

Author: Paul A Robinson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathering classic and previously unpublished essays from one of the leading stylists in contemporary American letters, this text celebrates art and the flesh, exploring the complexities of sexuality within the intellectual currents of their day.
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Named Person: Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Robinson
ISBN: 0226721825 9780226721828 0226721833 9780226721835
OCLC Number: 47756170
Description: xviii, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A symposium on opera and ideas with Bernard Williams and Peter Kivy --
Reading libretti and misreading opera --
The musical enlightenment : Haydn's Creation and Mozart's Magic flute --
Fidelio and the French Revolution --
Verdi's Fathers and daughters --
Is Aida an orientalist opera? --
The Wagner problem --
Richard Strauss, ambivalent modernist --
The opera queen : a voice from the closet --
Homosexuality : choice or destiny? --
Sex studies and sex books : four reviews --
For the love of big brother : the sexual politics of Nineteen eighty-four --
"Dear Paul" : an exchange between student and teacher --
Three essays on Freud --
Freud under siege --
Freud and the feminists --
Freud and homosexuality --
H. Stuart Hughes and intellectual history --
Three essays on writing --
Why write? --
Lost causes --
The philosophy of punctuation --
Cats.
Responsibility: Paul Robinson.
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