For all of those people that received an e-reader for Christmas:
It is certain that one does not need to understand Schopenhauer's thought to enjoy Wagner but I think it would be true to say that understanding Schopenhauer will certainly aid ones understanding of Wagner.
This is the still readable first english translation of of The World As Will And Idea from Haldane and J. Kemp, consisting of volume one (books 1 - 4) perhaps the most read of Schopenhauer's work - although personally. I think his Essays and Aphorisms may provide a better overview to his thought.
Hosted at Project Gutenberg and long, long in the public domain.
To download simply click the format of your choice. There is also an audio introduction to Schopenhauer here if you missed it previously.
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|Kindle (with images)||1.6 MB|
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