Nietzsche's The case of Wagner and Nietzsche contra Wagner : a critical introduction and guide /

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Edinburgh University Press,, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages) : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030485, 19e siècle., 19th century., Allemagne, bisacsh, fast, Germany, Histoire, History, MUSIC / Philosophy & Social Aspects., Music and philosophy, Music and philosophy., Musique et philosophie, Philosophy.


Includes bibliographical references and index.The first full-length critical introduction in English to Nietzsche's lifelong obsession with Wagner - essential for understanding Nietzsche's philosophy as a wholeSituates The Case of Wagner within the context of Wagner's intellectual influence on NietzscheAssumes no prior knowledge of Nietzsche or the textsGives you a section-by-section interpretation of The Case of Wagner addressing especially why Wagner is a 'case' for NietzscheProvides a contextual backdrop to the many long-standing intellectual threads between Wagner and Nietzsche that find their expression in The Case of WagnerIncludes a chronology of Nietzsche's life and work, a glossary of key terms, an index of names and subjects and a guide to further readingWagner was a lifelong obsession for Nietzsche. Ryan Harvey and Aaron Ridley put Wagner centre-stage to show why he mattered so much to Nietzsche. Looking at The Case of Wagner and Nietzsche Contra Wagner, they identify and define the trajectory of a number of overarching themes - modernity, decadence and Wagner as the sign of decline within Nietzsche's work as a whole - and then demonstrate how they crystallise into Nietzsche's final and most substantial discussion of Wagner in The Case of Wagner.In English.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 30, 2022).