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Turning Left at Valhalla

Wagnerism in European Culture and Politics; Edited by David C. Large and William Weber; Cornell University Press; Ithaca. “We recently had a very serious conversation on the subject of Richard Wagner,” Debussy once remarked to Pierre Louys. “I merely stated that Wagner was the greatest man who ever existed, and went no further. I didn’t say that...