In ‘Mozart’s Don Giovanni: An Enlightenment Hero?’ John Kerns begins with this intriguing question:
How are we to judge Don Giovanni, the protagonist of Mozart’s famous opera? Is he an Enlightenment hero, a symbol of independent thinking and action standing in opposition to church and convention? Or is he a dissolute roué evading responsibility for his actions or, even worse, a murderer and rapist?
Also in this issue, William Thomas reviews Alexander York’s novel, Crosspoints in ‘A Romantic Manifesto’, Michelle Fram-Cohen looks at the inspiring works of painting Uri Gil in ‘An Israeli Airman Attains New Heights in Painting’, and Robert Bidinotto writes how ‘Hollywood Canonizes an Eco-Terrorist’.
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