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Chaos and Dancing Star : Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy :  Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy - Roy Pateman

Chaos and Dancing Star : Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy

Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy

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Chaos and Dancing Star discusses the anarchist, revolutionary, feminist and nationalist influences on Wagner, the revolutionary who turned the world of opera upside down.

Pateman manages to seduce the reader into a narrative that offers a wealth of information assembled in just one volume.--Eftychia Papanikolaou, Miami University, Ohio "German Studies Review "

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Vorspielp. 1
Introduction
Wagner the revolutionary
What is anarchism?
The question of women
Wagner and anarchism
The case against Wagner
Conclusion
Influences on Wagnerp. 35
Wagner and Proudhon
Wagner and Bakuninp. 39
Other 18th and 19th Century Influencesp. 44
Heinse
Laube
Saint-Simon
Heine
Borne
Fourier
Cabet
Lamennais
Humboldt
Novalis
Hoffmann
Ruge
Feuerbach
Stirner
Weitling
Hess
Grun
Rockel
Tonnies
Burke
Paine
Godwin
Owen
Shelley
Herzen
Classical Influencesp. 60
Aeschylus
Pythagorus
Empedocles
Heraclitus
Antisthenes
Diogenes
Pyrrho
Zeno of Citium
Ovid
The Middle Agesp. 62
Joachim of Floris
Hafiz
Meister Eckhart
Thomas More
Rabelais
Estienne de la Boetie
Francis Bacon
Jakob Boehme
Hegel, List, Marx and the Marxistsp. 64
Nationalists and "Proto Fascists"p. 66
Von Herder
Fichte
Von Gorres
Jahn
Gobineau
Von Treitschke
Wagner, Freemasonry and the Occultp. 68
Knights Templar
Teutonic Knights
Freemasons
Rosicrucians
Illuminati
Wagner and Revolutionp. 75
The early prose works
Die Meistersinger
Redemption
Tannhauser
Opera and Drama
Schopenhauer
The mature Wagner
Wagner and nationalism
Wagner, his work, his times and his sources
Entr'acte: Wagner and Anarchismp. 103
Wagner and education
Wagner and his attitude to institutions, laws and contracts
Crime and punishment
Attitude towards force and authority
Welfare and dependency
Representative democracy
Great men
Honors and medals
Money
Non-violence and Buddhism
War and violence
Animals, vegetarianism and anti-vivisection
Strong liquor
The simple life
Luxury
Wagner and feminism
Sex, incest and free love
Homosexuality
Wagner's Influencep. 129
Scene 1p. 133
Germany
Austria
Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Italy
Poland
Russia
Netherlands
Belgium
Scene 2p. 175
France
Spain
Scene 3p. 209
United Kingdom and Ireland
Denmark
Norway
Israel
Mexico
United States of America
South Africa
New Zealand
Australia
Codap. 249
Postlude: Wagner and Anti-Semitismp. 253
Introduction
Hitler and Wagner
Fascist music?
Rienzi
Die Meistersinger
Parsifal
The Ring
Conclusion
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780761821809
ISBN-10: 0761821805
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.49

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