The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (Paperback)Roger Scruton (author)
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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
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
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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