Table of Contents for Finding an Ending : Reflections on Wagner's Ring


Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(93)
1 Wagner's Philosophers
13(12)
2 Authority and Judgment in Don Giovanni
25(9)
3 Alberich and Frieka
34(9)
4 Wotan's Challenge
43(6)
5 Meaning and the Tradition
49(6)
6 Meaning and the Ring
55(9)
7 Wotan's Project
64(13)
8 Wotan's Problem
77(9)
9 Loge
86(8)
10 Erda 94(7)
11 Wotan's Judgments 101(11)
12 Project Siegfried 112(9)
13 Wotan's Dilemmas 121(14)
14 Wotan's Authority 135(5)
15 Siegmund and Sieglinde 140(7)
16 Varieties of Love 147(10)
17 Brunnhilde's Progress 157(7)
18 Brunnhilde's Transformation 164(13)
19 Brunnhilde's Authority 177(8)
20 Siegfried and Other Problems 185(12)
21 Ending and Renewal 197(6)
Synopsis of the Ring 203(30)
Selected Bibliography 233(4)
Index 237