Publication details

The Magic Sound of the Magic Flute in Barbara Trapido's Temples of Delight



Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mozart in Anglophone Cultures, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Dorothea Flothow, Wolfgang Görtschacher (eds.)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Barbara Trapido; Temples of Delight; Mozart; The Magic Flute; playfulness
Description In Barbara Trapido's novel Temples of Delight (1990) references to Mozart's The Magic Flute run like a thread throughout the story, imbued with weighty meanings for the heroine. Still Trapido's purpose seems to be largely playful. The article seeks to show that it is after all the mysterious, both serious and comic tone that connects the novel and the opera rather than close meaningful parallels of their texts.

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