The Resource Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination, Marc A. Weiner

Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination, Marc A. Weiner

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Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination
Title
Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination
Statement of responsibility
Marc A. Weiner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book addresses one of the most hotly contested debates in contemporary cultural life: the question of how anti-Semitism figures in the operas of Richard Wagner. Until now, scholars have generally acknowledged Wagner's anti-Semitism but have argued that it is irrelevant to the operas themselves. Marc A. Weiner challenges that traditional view by asserting that anti-Semitism is a crucial, pervasive feature in Wagner's operas. Weiner argues that the operas exemplify and contribute to a vast collection of images that are patently anti-Semitic - and that were readily recognized as such by nineteenth-century German audiences. These images were associated particularly with the body. Through a careful examination of Wagner's music, libretti, and stage directions, Weiner reconstructs iconographies of corporeal images - iconographies of the eye, voice, smell, gait, and sexuality - that were essential to the operas and were "associated with anti-Semitism and the longing for an imagined German community."
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DLC
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Weiner, Marc A
Dewey number
782.1/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W19
LC item number
W23 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texts and contexts
Series volume
v. 12
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  • Wagner, Richard
  • Antisemitism
  • Human body in literature
  • Opera's
  • Symboliek
  • Antisemitisme
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Antisemitismus
  • Körpererfahrung <Motiv>
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Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination, Marc A. Weiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-421) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 439 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036813121
Label
Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination, Marc A. Weiner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-421) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 439 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036813121

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