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Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen : the dramaturgy of disavowal

Author: David J Levin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Series: Princeton studies in opera.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book draws on narrative and film theory, psychoanalysis, and musicology to explore the relationship between aesthetics and anti-Semitism in two important and controversial landmarks in German culture. David Levin argues that Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and Fritz Lang's 1920s film Die Nibelungen creatively exploit contrasts between good and bad aesthetics to address the question of what
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Fritz Lang; Richard Wagner; Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang, Regisseur.; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Levin
ISBN: 0691026211 9780691026213 0691049718 9780691049717
OCLC Number: 37211380
Description: xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Representation's bad object: the Nibelungen, aggression, and aesthetics --
Where narration was, there Darstellung shall be: Wagner and the scene of narration --
Viewing with a vengeance: the dramaturgy of appearances in Fritz Lang's Siegfried --
Disavowal and figuration: the Nibelungen after the Third Reich.
Series Title: Princeton studies in opera.
Responsibility: David J. Levin.
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