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  • Published: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980720
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99

The Ring Of Truth




A magnificent book by a famous author on perhaps the greatest of all musical works

The Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times. Roger Scruton's brilliant and passionate exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of Wagner's masterpiece - with its themes of love, death, sacrifice and freedom - shows how, ultimately, it expresses the truth about the human condition.

  • Pub date: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980720
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He taught for twenty years in the department of philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, and is now Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, Massachusetts. He is the editor of the Salisbury Review. His works include Art and Imagination, The Aesthetics of Architecture, The Meaning of Conservatism, Sexual Desire, Modern Philosophy and The Philosopher on Dover Beach. He has written several works of fiction, including the highly acclaimed Xanthippic Dialogues.

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Praise for The Ring Of Truth

“Highly original and penetrating . . . tremendous”

Tim Blanning, Literary Review

“A rich, historical account . . . After reading this book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance to see Wagner's masterpiece”

Economist

“A brilliant gallop through the master's religious, musical and philosophical contexts”

Sue Prideaux, Spectator

“Scruton is one of the finest philosopher-musicians since Schopenhauer”

Jonathan Gaisman, Standpoint


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