Temple of the Scapegoat: Opera Stories

Alexander Kluge (Author) Donna Stonecipher (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 23, 2018
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811227483
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About the Author

Alexander Kluge is an author and filmmaker, known for launching the New German Cinema in the early 1960s.
Donna Stonecipher is the author of The Reservoir, Souvenir de Constantinople, and The Cosmopolitan. She also translates poetry and prose from French and German. She grew up in Seattle and Tehran and has lived in New York, Paris, Prague, Iowa City, and Berlin.
Isabel Cole grew up in New York City and studied at the University of Chicago; since 1995 she has lived in Berlin as a writer and translator. In 2006 she co-founded www.no-mans-land.org, the online journal of new German literature in translation. In 2013 she received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award to translate Franz Fühmann's At the Burning Abyss, and in 2014 her translation of Fühmann's The Jew Car was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

Reviews

The real and imagined history of opera, the landscape of emotions, and the "blast furnaces of the soul," guide Kluge's captivating collection. Over 100 short stories compose a vision of opera as a durable and protean art form.-- (11/06/2017)
"Finely drawn and often ingenious analyses of opera as a genre...Unlike anything Kluge has ever written before..."-- (04/04/2018)
Alexander Kluge, that most enlightened of writers.--W. G. Sebald
Alexander Kluge is a gigantic figure in the German cultural landscape. He exemplifies--along with Pasolini--what is most vigorous and original in the European idea of the artist as intellectual, the intellectual as artist. Essential, brilliant.--Susan Sontag
Elegant provocations to seize an opera addict's imagination.-- (10/31/2017)