The Case of Wagner

The Case of Wagner

by Friedrich Nietzsche
     
 

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The Case of Wagner is a classic essay also known as A Musician's Problem. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche and first published in 1888. One Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In Wagner's music, in his doctrine, in his whole concept of art, Nietzsche saw the confirmation, the promotion, even the encouragement, of that decadence and degeneration which is now…  See more details below

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The Case of Wagner is a classic essay also known as A Musician's Problem. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche and first published in 1888. One Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In Wagner's music, in his doctrine, in his whole concept of art, Nietzsche saw the confirmation, the promotion, even the encouragement, of that decadence and degeneration which is now rampant in Europe; and it is for this reason, although to the end of his life he still loved Wagner, the man and the friend, that we find him, on the very eve of his spiritual death, exhorting us to abjure Wagner the musician and the artist.

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ISBN-13:
2940013846920
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
12/14/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
264 KB

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