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

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

Paul Brian Heise
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Author:  Paul Brian Heise
Condition:  Used, Like New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  135
Publisher:  Academica Press
Year:  2021
ISBN:  9781680538120

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there are two faintly visible scratches on the front of the dustjacket; otherwise new and unread

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.