Opera's Second Death

ISBN-10: 0415930170
ISBN-13: 9780415930178
Edition: 2002
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Description: Operas are about the meaning of love and life, and also very much about the meaning of death. Opera as a form, however, might even be dead itself. The last great operas are said to be those written around 1900. But, the psychoanalytic critic and  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Operas are about the meaning of love and life, and also very much about the meaning of death. Opera as a form, however, might even be dead itself. The last great operas are said to be those written around 1900. But, the psychoanalytic critic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek is quick to point out, 1900 is also the year in which Freud 'invents' psychoanalysis. Can this be a coincidence?Opera's Second Deathis a passionate exploration of opera---the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Zizek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die and to go to the opera. Mozart's understanding of psychoanalysis and Wagner's sense of humor are but two of the many surprises in Zizek and Dolar's operatic tour de force.Opera's Second Deathis an extended aria on a subject that is far from dead.

Mladen Dolar taught for 20 years in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he now works as a Senior Research Fellow. He is the author of a number of books, most recently (with Slavoj Zizek) Opera's Second Death.

Introduction: for the Love of Opera
If Music be the Food of Love
The Birth of Opera from the Spirit of Absolutism
Acheronta movebo
The Logic of Mercy
Opera buffa
Syntax
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Figaro
Don Giovanni
The Opera in Philosophy: Mozart and Kierkegaard
La femme machine
Machine in Love
A Philosopher in the Opera
Machine and Enjoyment
The Rationalistic Myth of the Enlightenment
He Is a Man--Even More, He Is a Prince
Three Continuations
Intermission
"I do Not Order My Dreams"
The Death Drive and the Wagnerian Sublime
The Forced Choice
The Disavowal
"Deeper Than the Day Could Read"
The What-Ifs
Tristan's Journey to the Bottom of the Night
Transgression? No, Thanks!
Wagner's Sexualized Politics
The Moebius Strip
"The Everlasting Irony of Community"
Wagner with Kierkegaard
Kundry's Laughter ...
... and Her Kiss
The Feminine versus Woman
Interlude / The Feminine Excess
Run, Isode, Run
The Cyberspace Tristan
The Morning After
"It quacks, hoots, pants, and gasps"
The Separated Flames
No More Running
Bibliography
Index

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