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Epilogue

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Tristan und Isolde planted in the minds of modern artists a new vision of their goal, which was to present the secret regions of the ... More


Le Roi Arthus

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes Chausson's opera, Le Roi Arthus. It argues that Le Roi Arthus was not Chausson's first artistic contact with an Arthurian subject. It then considers the Arthurian sources ... More


Between Two (or More) Deaths: Tristan, Lancelot, Cligès

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter compares the heroes Tristan and Lancelot, examining their treatment in a range of medieval French texts with particular reference to the motif of dying for love. It also offers a reading ... More


Talking the Talk/Walking the Walk: Gendering Death

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter seeks to explore how dying for love is gendered in medieval French and Occitan texts, focusing on how women die differently from men. This chapter includes interpretations of some of the ... More


Loud, Heap Miseries upon us

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although much of the detail is dark, with the central chapters containing an extraordinary density of material even for the Wake, Part II has an obvious structure. There are four scenes, the first ... More


The Four of Us and Sure, Thank God, There are No More of Us

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The funeral ship metamorphoses. Tristan and Isolde can be found on a vessel going to Cornwall. Though the next phase of the dreamer's explorations start with more jeers at HCE/Mark, the dismal future ... More


Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The book centers on the four music dramas (Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal) Wagner created in the second half of his career. Two aims are ... More


Florida's Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck

Roger C. Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056760
eISBN:
9780813053523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056760.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Florida’s Lost Galleon tells the story of the Emanuel Point Shipwreck, recounting its discovery and our subsequent archival and archaeological investigations, analysis of recovered materials, and ... More


The Conscience of the King

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The story of Tristan and Isolde has been retold many times, with various narrators exploiting the plight of lovers according to the place granted to Eros in their era and culture, thereby allowing ... More


Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Jon Cogburn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Tristan Garcia holds that what makes something some thing is its resistance to reductionism, the attempt to explain it in terms of its constituents and relations to other things. For Garcia, ... More


The Story of Tristan

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Tristan legend, which predates the age of chivalry, probably by many centuries. The legend is generally thought to be of Celtic origin, entering medieval ... More


Wagner’s Treatment of the Story

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Wagner's opera. Wagner's three acts focus on three climactic moments: that of the first avowal of love, at the very moment when Isolde is to be given in marriage to King Marke; ... More


The Music of Tristan

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's influence on the music of Tristan and Isolde. Wagner discovered the philosophy of Schopenhauer while conceiving the drama of Tristan and ... More


The Philosophy of Love

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that in Tristan und Isolde Wagner wished to reawaken in us the knowledge that the erotic is fundamental to the human condition, an aspect of our freedom, and an avenue to ... More


Tragedy and Sacrifice

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that Wagner was one of the early inspirers of the new understanding of Greek tragedy and that the extent to which his own dramas were influenced by it, both in form and content, ... More


Love, Death, and Redemption

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that in Tristan und Isolde the victims themselves are redeemed, and this redemption is to be thought of as a purely human achievement involving no miracles, no supernatural ... More


French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

C. W. Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Most leading French authors wrote travel books in the first half of the nineteenth century. This book is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the Romantic travelogues they produced and ... More


Schopenhauer and Wagner

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Outstanding among the many creative artists on whom Schopenhauer exercised influence was the opera composer Richard Wagner (1813–83), who, rarely for a composer, was an intellectual and studied ... More


Women Travellers and Autobiography

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Unusual travelogues of the period are Staël's Dix annés d'exil, Tristan's Pérégrinations d'une paria, Sand's Lettres d'un voyageur and Un hiver à Majorque. All three women wrote provocatively with a ... More


The Specular Madman

Sylvia Huot

in Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the portrayal of the madman as a member of a community. In Arthurian romance, the court fool Daguenet offers a parody of knighthood, while heroic figures such as Lancelot and ... More


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