His affection for dominant females and surprising regard for homosexual love likewise enable some striking portraits in his operas in the end wagners achievement was to have fashioned an oeuvre which explored his sexual yearnings as much as it conveyed as never before how music could act on erotic impulse. Wagner and the erotic impulse tears the roof off wagner scholarship the artistic cosmos it finds inside is a vastly more vital and compelling place tim pfaff the bay area reporter even in this supposedly liberal era wagners detractors still wag fingers at his love life as this ground breaking new study suggests its the . Wagner and the erotic impulse by laurence dreyfus harvard university press 266 pp 2795 o n the heels of barry emslies richard wagner and the centrality of love reviewed here in december 2010 comes this wide reaching study of wagner a. But this is precisely the problem with the book as a whole if it is about wagners erotics it manages to wander about more than wotan in the latter two music dramas of the ringcycle wagner and the erotic impulse will prove an entertaining read for anyone interested in wagner and particularly in his understanding of sexuality. Wagner and the erotic impulse identifier wagnerandtheeroticimpulse identifier ark ark 13960 t73v4km97 ocr abbyy finereader 110 ppi 300 scanner internet archive html5 uploader 163 plus circle add review comment reviews there are no reviews yet be the first one to write a review
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