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Title:
The Don Giovanni book : myths of seduction and betrayal
Author:
Miller, Jonathan, 1934-
Publication Information:
New York : Schocken Books, 1990.
Physical Description:
127 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805240795
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN57.D7 D59 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

"A very powerful book. The final chapter, in particular, is one of the most provocative political-theoretical statements that I have read in a long time."--Bill Martin, Radical Philosophy Review of Books."An impressive sequel to Marxism and Deconstruction


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Booklist Review

Director Jonathan Miller's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the English National Opera revealed new insights into both the opera and the Don Giovanni legend for some viewers, while at the same time enraging members of the critical establishment. That same sense of radical interpretation appears in this collection of essays that rake the figure of the Don over the coals of his reputation in literature, in music, and in film. Miller offers a brief defense of his position in the introduction and then lets other critics establish their own views of the myth and its meaning. Peter Gay presents a Freudian analysis, Roy Porter examines eighteenth-century sexual promiscuity, and Joseph Kerman returns to Mozart's hero. Each writer concentrates on a notion that helps bring the whole figure into sharper if not always uniform focus. ~--John Brosnahan


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