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Puccini the Thinker

The Composer's Intellectual and Dramatic Development

John Louis Digaetani

Contents: Though Puccini's operas are very popular with the opera-going public and many singers, his operas have received little critical attention from musicologists, and that attention has often been negative - This book analyzes Puccini's ideas as they appear in his operas. Those ideas include myth, economics, politics, sociology, and religion. The book, as a result, will interest the general public as well as opera critics and musicologists.