A Pagan Spoiled: Sex and Character in Wagner's Parsifal

A Pagan Spoiled Sex and Character in Wagner s Parsifal This book is an original philosopical contextualisation of Wagner s final music drama in which an analysis of both the sexual dynamics and the religious and psychological symbolism of the action pro

  • Title: A Pagan Spoiled: Sex and Character in Wagner's Parsifal
  • Author: Anthony Winterbourne
  • ISBN: 9780838639788
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book is an original philosopical contextualisation of Wagner s final music drama in which an analysis of both the sexual dynamics, and the religious and psychological symbolism of the action, provides the foundation for a fresh understanding of the most striking example of the conposer s life long preoccupation with the feminization of redemption In addition to discuThis book is an original philosopical contextualisation of Wagner s final music drama in which an analysis of both the sexual dynamics, and the religious and psychological symbolism of the action, provides the foundation for a fresh understanding of the most striking example of the conposer s life long preoccupation with the feminization of redemption In addition to discussions of the opera s historical and legendary sources, the author presents an examination of Otto Weiminger s fin de siecle polemic against Judaism and female sexuality, insofar as it has been regarded as itself Wagnerian It is argued throughout the text that Parsifal has much in it that is Pagan as well as Christian, and indeed that it is the unresolved pre Christian and non Christian tensions within the drama that contribute uniquely to its unsettling and still challenging nature.

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