The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (Paperback)
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The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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The Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times.

Roger Scruton's brilliant and passionate exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of Wagner's masterpiece - with its themes of love, death, sacrifice and freedom - shows how, ultimately, it expresses the truth about the human condition.

'The ideal interpreter of the Ring ...a fascinating and valuable study ...absorbing and convincing' -  Sunday Times 

'Highly original and penetrating ...tremendous'  - Tim Blanning, Literary Review

'A rich, historical account ...After reading this book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance to see Wagner's masterpiece' - Economist

'A brilliant gallop through the master's religious, musical and philosophical contexts' - Sue Prideaux, Spectator

'Scruton is one of the finest philosopher-musicians since Schopenhauer' - Jonathan Gaisman, Standpoint

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141980720
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
a masterpiece, all told the best book on Wagner I have ever read -- Michael Tanner * Literary Review *
After reading this book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance to see Wagner's masterpiece. * Economist *
Roger Scruton is in many ways the ideal interpreter of the Ring -- Adam Lively * The Sunday Times *
Highly original and penetrating ... he writes about the music authoritatively but comprehensibly... lucidly, cogently and even entertainingly -- Tim Blanning * Literary Review *
Admirably lucid ... a perceptive and detailed account ... constantly enlightening commentary -- Lucy Beckett * Tablet *

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