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by alberich00
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My official advertisement for my "Ring" book and how to order it
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My official advertisement for my "Ring" book and how to order it

New, on September 1, 2021 The only complete study ever undertaken of the entirety of Wagner’s Ring and his employment of musical motifs to enhance its meaning. $59.95 Hardcover ($10.00 surcharge for foreign delivery) ISBN:  978-1680538120 Hardcover Ask for author’s discount at: orders@academicapres...
by alberich00
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Academica Press is publishing my book on Wagner's "Ring" on 9/1/2021
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Academica Press is publishing my book on Wagner's "Ring" on 9/1/2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Academica Press will be publishing my revision of my online allegorical interpretation of Wagner's Ring which has been been posted on this website (over 1,000 pages) since 2011, as The Wound That Will Never Heal (just over 600 pages) on 9/1/2021. It's available from most ...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 1: Critique Kitcher & Schacht 'Finding an Ending'
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Epilogue Part 1: Critique Kitcher & Schacht 'Finding an Ending'

EPILOGUE Critiques of Finding an Ending - Reflections on Wagner’s ‘Ring’ (2004), by Dr. Philip Kitcher and Dr. Richard Schacht, and The Ring of Truth - The Wisdom of Wagner’s ‘Ring of the Nibelung’ (2016), by Roger Scruton (including my rebuttal to critiques of my online interpretation of Wagner’s R...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 2: Critique Kitcher & Schacht 'Finding an Ending'
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Epilogue Part 2: Critique Kitcher & Schacht 'Finding an Ending'

Here, for instance, Kitcher and Schacht sum up Wotan’s drastic, desperate response to the fact that his wife Fricka has forced him to acknowledge that his vaunted, allegedly free hero Siegmund (to whom Wotan looked for redemption from Alberich’s Ring Curse and from the twilight of the gods Alberich'...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 3: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth'
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Epilogue Part 3: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth'

Since Scruton, unlike Dr. Kitcher, did undertake a serious reading of my online Ring study, I reproduce below key excerpts both from Scruton’s Introduction to my website www.wagnerheim.com (2011) and from his concurrent article 'The Ring of Truth' (published in The American Spectator in 5/2011) with...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 4: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth
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Epilogue Part 4: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth

However, in spite of Scruton’s skepticism towards my notion that the Ring can best be grasped allegorically, throughout his book he’s often unable to make sense of this or that aspect or incident of the Ring without referencing my allegorical insights or even proposing his own allegorical readings. ...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 5: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth
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Epilogue Part 5: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth

Who’d have noticed these musico-dramatic resonances who hadn’t been drawn to look deeply into them? And yet these passages, words and music, are clearly part of what Wagner’s audience experiences in the theater, if only subliminally, feelingly, unless one's driven, as I was, and Siegfried was, to at...
by alberich00
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epilogue Part 6: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth'
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Epilogue Part 6: Critique of Scruton's 'The Ring of Truth'

But Scruton undermines his tentative attempt to rehabilitate Siegfried in two distinct ways. First, he concedes that since Siegfried hasn’t undergone Everyman’s traditional socially sanctified rites of passage, but has had to be the author of his own rites of passage, “He is marked out from the begi...
by alberich00
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's done! I've signed a contract with Academica Press
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It's done! I've signed a contract with Academica Press

Dear Friends and Neighbors: A few days ago, after decades trying to find a publisher for a hardcopy version of my online "Ring" interpretation, I signed a contract with Academica Press to revise my 2018 version of my "Ring" study into an approximately 600 page book, to be sold as both a hardback and...
by alberich00
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question from R. Brummitt about Loge's Ring of Fire
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A question from R. Brummitt about Loge's Ring of Fire

"Greetings Paul. Do you have an explanation for this? Goetterdammerung Act 2 Scene 2 When Gutrune inquires whether the ring of fire protecting Brünnhilde singed her brother Gunther, Siegfried responds that though the fire wouldn’t have harmed Gunther either RB" My (Paul Heise's) response to R. Brumm...