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Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

  • Author: Berger, Karol
it is the textual-critical in terpretation of Wagner's works that is most satisfying in Beyond Reason. Berger's freshly imagined and vividly expounded narratives have most in common with such... More…



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  • Preface Prologue: Beyond Autonomy The Uncanny Grace: A Gloss on Kleist's Marionettes Reason Beyond Reason History Nation Will Religion, the Enlightenment, the Counter-Enlightenment: The New Configuration part one
  • 1. The Secret of Music-Dramatic Form: Music Drama as Opera
  • 2. Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Anarchist Utopia Das Rheingold: The Fall Die Walkure: How One Becomes Human Act 1: Becoming Wagner Act 2: Becoming Brunnhilde Act 3: Waiting for the Hero Siegfried: How One Becomes a Hero Act 1: Getting the Sword Act 2: Us
  • 3. Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia The Lyrical Axis The Narrative Axis The Orchestral Strand The Music-Dramatic Form The Myth of Will Postscript
  • 4. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Politics after Tristan Act 1: The Knight's Failure Act 2: The Clerk's Failure Act 3,
  • Part 1 : A Lesson in Poetics Act 3,
  • Part 2 : The Shoemaker's Triumph The Myth of Nation
  • 5. Parsifal: Ethics after Tristan The Communion Sequences of Acts 1 and 3 The Monologues of Acts 1 and 3 Act 2: The Kiss of Self-Knowledge The Music-Dramatic Form Eros and Agape The Myth of Redemption Epilogue: Wagner contra Nietzsche Wagner and Nietzsch
  • Appendix
  • 1. Das Rheingold: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 2. Die Walkure: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 3. Siegfried: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 4. Gotterdammerung: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 5. Tristan und Isolde: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 6. Die Meistersinger: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Appendix
  • 7. Parsifal: The Music-Dramatic Plan
  • Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in Notes Notes Works Consulted
  • Index