Opera Books Reviewed

July 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

There’s a great review of two books on opera, The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession and The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, here at the Smart Set.  Jessa Crispin, the author of the review, discusses fan culture, and how dangerous it is, even mentioning that fans fall in love with their obsession to the point that they cannot have a romantic relationship, like “a deluded gosling who imprinted on a sheepdog rather than its own mother.” It makes us wonder for our own romantic standing, since, clearly, we obsess over literature, art, movies…and, lately, music.

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