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Excerpt from Life of Richard Wagner, Vol. 4
South, East and West, the most interesting details Of Richard Wagner's life, inner as well as outer, have come in an almost continuous downpour, ending with his absolutely priceless letters to Mathilde Wesendonk, published but a month ago (in German, of course, though I have hopes of a speedy Englishing). From all which it will be easily understood that I feel bound at last to omit from my title page Herr Glasenapp's name: it may relieve his mind to be freed of all responsibility for some of my conclusions and remarks; whilst I cannot honestly conceal the truth that very few of the ensuing pages are based, even for facts, on my esteemed precursor's work, accurate though that is. Later on, perhaps, we shall fall into line again, as I cannot imagine anything more authoritative, illuminating and exhaustive, than lzz's recent fourth volume (dealing with the years 1864 to meanwhile I must content myself with hearty thanks for many a valuable reference and indication. Thanks also I owe, and gratefully do I tender, to two personal friends, the one of whom has helped by procuring me various modern foreign publications, the other by making ample extracts from more ancient ones as Wagner himself once said, They know whom I mean.
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bound: 556 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 23, 2017)
isbn: 1331986079, 978-1331986072,
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