Opera and the Culture of Fascism

Opera and the Culture of Fascism

Book - 1996
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Tambling draws on the insights of Adorno, Benjamin, Theweleit, Bataille, Kristeva, and others to read nineteenth- and early twentieth-century opera as part of a culture which produced fascism as a crisis-state, and threatened to extinguish the genre as an influential and contemporary form of high art. Examining over a dozen operas in detail, Tambling discovers an ideology with both reactionary and revolutionary potentials.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780198165668
0198165668
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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