Review: Short Stories, 1921-1946Redaktioneller Bericht - Kirkus Reviews
This illuminating collection of 37 crisp, economically turned stories is the first US publication-on the occasion of Brecht's centenary-of a volume that originally appeared in England in 1983. It's a welcome display of the great playwright and poet (who was also, like Pirandello and Strindberg, a masterly writer of fiction) in several of his less celebrated roles: as sharp-eyed analyst of social and political life in Berlin between the World Wars (""The Monster,"" ""The Job""); mischievous historical revisionist (""Socrates Wounded""); and purveyor of commercial detective stories (""A Question of Taste""). A few stories (""Four Men and a Poker Game,"" ""Safety First"") adumbrate plays to come, and at least one-the unfinished ""Life Story of the Boxer Samson-K…rner""-suggests that this truly protean man of letters might well have become an important novelist as well.
Review: Collected Short StoriesNutzerbericht - Dart - Goodreads
ouch it's gonna hurt, but sado-masochism ain't so bad. love Brecht; freaking genius Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Collected Short StoriesNutzerbericht - Andrew Wusler - Goodreads
I like Brecht's world alot - dumpy widows, card sharks, the immigrant hoods of pre-war Chicago. The stories themselves are harder to embrace. In a word they're highly...allegorical. One's title refers ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Collected Short StoriesNutzerbericht - Christopherseelie - Goodreads
Fiction was a side project for Brecht, and it shows. These stories move at a quick pace, much like a treatment for a screenplay. The settings vary, but the tone stays worldly. A few stories from the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Collected Short StoriesNutzerbericht - Goodreads
I was surprised at how ordinary these stories were: linear realism, and somewhat boring. Nothing like his dramatic works.
Review: Collected Short StoriesNutzerbericht - Jpoe - Goodreads
Short can be better. Morals are okay if woven deeply enough into the story. There is a way to share your fables. Vollständige Rezension lesen