The Wound That Will Never Heal: An Allegorical Interpretation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: 

Heise, Paul Brian, Internationally Recognized Author and Specialist on Richard Wagner

Credentials: 

Editor of www.wagnerheim.com

Paul Brian Heise’s The Wound That Will Never Heal is an original allegorical reading of Richard Wagner’s epic music drama The Ring of the Nibelung. Heise challenges the standard view that Wagner merely dramatizes the conflict between love and power and demonstrates instead that his greatest work is an allegory exploring humanity’s longing for transcendent value and that quest’s paradoxical establishment of a science-based secular society. By employing a more extensive analysis of primary evidence than any prior interpretation, The Wound That Will Never Heal is the first interpretation to propose and sustain a global and conceptually coherent account of the entire Ring.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Richard Wagner, Music, Mythology, Allegory, Comparative Literature, Germany
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538120 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
616
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

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