Books by Bryan Magee

THE TRISTAN CHORD by Bryan Magee
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"Clearly aware that intellectual influences are only one stream flowing into great operas, Magee doesn't overstate the significance of such currents, yet his mellow, lucid interpretation of how they informed and nourished Wagner's libretti is highly persuasive."
A sound and highly readable exploration of the composer's philosophical milieu. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Magee is best at presenting the ideas of these, his favorites, but he could have done so in a much shorter book and without the melodramatic portrayals of his own intellectual suffering."
A British popularizer of philosophy, Magee (coauthor, On Blindness, 1995, etc.), writes an overblown account of his lifelong interest in philosophical ideas. Read full book review >
ON BLINDNESS by Bryan Magee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Milligan and Magee's tangling with philosophic theories of knowledge detracts from their intelligent, unfortunately truncated dialogue of the experience of sightlessness."
Two philosophers, one blind since just after birth, exchange views more over their philosophic differences than their perceptual ones. Read full book review >