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(including abbreviations employed in the anthology and also in The Wound That Will Never Heal)

  • Feuerbach, Ludwig:

  1. [TDI] Thoughts on Death and Immortality. Originally published in 1830. Translated by James A. Massey. University of California Press, 1980.

  2. [EOC] The Essence of Christianity. Originally published in 1841. Translated by George Eliot [the novelist]. Harper Torchbooks. Harper and Row, Publishers. New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London, 1957.

  3. [PPF] The Principles of the Philosophy of the Future. Originally published in 1843. Translated by Manfred Vogel. Hackett Publishing Company, 1986.

  4. [LER] Lectures on the Essence of Religion. Originally published in 1848. Based on book published in the early 1840’s entitled The Essence of Religion, which was intended to fill in some gaps left by The Essence ofChristianity. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Harper & Row, Publishers. New York, Evanston, and London, 1967.

  • Porges, Heinrich: [WWR] Wagner Rehearsing the ‘Ring’. Trans. by Robert L. Jacobs; Cambridge 1983. Cambridge Univ. Press. Written June through August 1876. Wagner commissioned Porges to record what Wagner said and did during the rehearsals for the Ring’s premier, as a permanent record of his intentions.

  • Spencer, Stewart: [WR] Wagner Remembered. Edited and Annotated by Stewart Spencer. London and New York. Faber and Faber, 2000. An anthology of reminiscences of Wagner ranging from his early childhood in until his death in 1883, including many conversations.

  • Wagner, Cosima [CD] Cosima Wagner’s DIARIES. In two volumes. Ed. Martin Gregor-Dellin and Dietrich Mack. Trans. By Geoffrey Skelton. New York and London. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1978. Written by Cosima from 1869 through 1883.

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