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This front matter section of the book Franz Liszt: A Story of Central European Subjectivity contains a list of illustrations, abbreviations and the acknowledgments. This biography of the musician Franz Liszt contributes to our understanding of national identity formation and its interaction with cosmopolitanism. Liszt exemplified the nineteenth-century quest for subjective definition and fulfillment. Seeking to gain agency, authority, and community, Liszt experimented with various subject positions from which to forward his goals. The stances he selected, anchored in ideas about nation, religion, and art, allowed him to retain his cosmopolitan sensibility while making specific aesthetic and creative claims.

Keywords: Central European subjectivity; cosmopolitanism; Franz Liszt

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