Stock Image

Music, Closed Societies, and Football.

Hans Keller.

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0907689213 / ISBN 13: 9780907689218
Published by Toccata Press, London, UK, 1986
Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: £ 38.98 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.02 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

Offered By

Black Cat Hill Books
Oregon City, OR, U.S.A.

5-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since 17 September 2012

About this Item

Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 288pp. Second Edition [1986]; the first editon was published by Dobson Books in 1977. Hardback with DJ. Keller's writing dances with intelligence and wit' as he offers a passionate defence of individualism in an age when its existence is becoming ever rarer. A prefatory chapter, `Thinkers of the World, Disunite!', expounds Keller's individualist credo. `Vienna, 1938', originally a radio talk, gives his riveting and terrifying account of how he escaped from Nazi Vienna in 1938. Two further chapters, on communist Prague and trends in contemporary psychoanalysis, expose the dangers of collectivism. The longest section of the book, on music, concentrates on the threat of dehumanisation at the centre of the author's own intellectual and emotional life. The finale, on football, suggests that in the relatively simply world of sport, the degeneration of individualism can be observed without difficulty. Hans Heinrich Keller (1919 – 1985) was an Austrian-born British musician and writer who made significant contributions to musicology and music criticism, as well as being an insightful commentator on such disparate fields as psychoanalysis and football. In the late 1950s he invented the method of "Wordless functional analysis", in which a musical composition is analysed in musical sound alone, without any words being heard or read. Bookseller Inventory # 42354

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Music, Closed Societies, and Football.

Publisher: Toccata Press, London, UK

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

Hans Keller's book is a passionate defence of individualism in an age when its existence is becoming ever rarer. A prefatory chapter, `Thinkers of the World, Disunite!', expounds Keller's individualist credo. `Vienna, 1938', originally a radio talk, gives his riveting and terrifying account of how he escaped from Nazi Vienna in 1938. Two further chapters, on communist Prague and trends in contemporary psychoanalysis, expose the dangers of collectivism. The longest section of the book, on music, concentrates on the threat of dehumanisation at the centre of the author's own intellectual and emotional life. The finale, on football, suggests that in the relatively simply world of sport, the degeneration of individualism can be observed without difficulty.

About the Author:

Hans Keller

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are an on-line business with on on-site access to the public.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the www.abebooks.com web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond
within 2 business days.
Black Cat Hill Books is a sole proprietorship, Jes...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is significantly heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal