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Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner
by Marcel Hebert
edited by Charles Talar
translated by Elizabeth Emery
Catholic University of America Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-8132-2741-2 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2742-9
Library of Congress Classification ML410.W13H2213 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 782.1092

Philosopher Marcel Hébert developed his Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner (1895) from this background of sustained popular interest in Wagner, an interest that had intensified with the return of his operas to the Paris stage. Newspaper debates about the impact of Wagner's ideas on French society often stressed the links between Wagner and religion. These debates inspired works like Hébert's, intended to explain the complex myth and allegory in Wagner's work and to elucidate it for a new generation of French spectators.
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