Temple of the scapegoat: opera stories

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Revolving around the opera, these tales are an “archaeological excavation of the slag-heaps of our collective existence” (W. G. Sebald)
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full_title temple of the scapegoat opera
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auth_author2 Chalmers, Martin,, Cole, Isabel Fargo, 1973-, Stonecipher, Donna, 1969-
author Kluge, Alexander, 1932-
author2-role Chalmers, Martin,translator., Cole, Isabel Fargo,1973-translator., Stonecipher, Donna,1969-translator.
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display_description "Combining fact and fiction, each of the one hundred and two tales of Alexander Kluge's Temple of the Scapegoat (dotted with photos of famous operas and their stars) compresses a lifetime of feeling and thought: Kluge is deeply engaged with the opera and an inventive wellspring of narrative notions. The titles of his stories suggest his many turns of mind: "Total Commitment," "Freedom," "Reality Outrivals Theater," "The Correct Slowing-Down at the Transitional Point Between Terror and an Inkling of Freedom," "A Crucial Character (Among Persons None of Whom Are Who They Think They Are)," and "Deadly Vocal Power vs. Generosity in Opera." An opera, Kluge says, is a blast furnace of the soul, telling of the great singer Leonard Warren who died onstage, having literally sung his heart out. Kluge introduces a Tibetan scholar who realizes that opera "is about comprehension and passion. The two never go together. Passion overwhelms comprehension. Comprehension kills passion. This appears to be the essence of all operas, says Huang Tse-we: she also comes to understand that female roles face the harshest fates. Compared to the mass of soprano victims (out of 86,000 operas, 64,000 end with the death of the soprano), the sacrice of tenors is small (out of 86,000 operas 1,143 tenors are a write-off)." "--
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subject_facet Opera -- Fiction, Short stories, German -- Translations into English
title_display Temple of the scapegoat : opera stories
title_full Temple of the scapegoat : opera stories / Alexander Kluge ; translated by Isabel Fargo Cole, Donna Stonecipher, Martin Chalmers & others
title_short Temple of the scapegoat :
title_sub opera stories