Bertolt Brecht Journals, 1934-55

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 14.07.2016 - 576 Seiten
"Those who dismiss Brecht as a yea-sayer to Stalinism are advised to read these journals and moderate their opinion." (Paul Bailey, Weekend Telegraph)



Brecht's "Work Journals" cover the period from 1938 to 1955, the years of exile in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and America, and his return via Switzerland to East Berlin. His criticisms of the work of other writers and intellectuals are perceptive and polemic, and the accounts of his own writing practice provide insight into the creation of his dramatic works of the period, the development of his political thinking and his theories about epic theatre. Also integrated into the journals are Brecht's immediate reactions to and commentary upon the events of the period: his political exile's view of the course of World War II and his account of the House Un-American Activities committee.

"A marvellous, motley collage of political ideas, domestic detail, artistic debate, poems, photographs and cuttings from newspapers and magazines, assembled, undoubtedly for posterity by one of the great writers of the century" (New Statesman and Society)


 

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Inhalt

April 1939 to 19 March 1940
24
July 1941 to 5 November 1947
40
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
46
October 1948 to 18 July 1955
47
Editorial Notes
56
Select Bibliography
57
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Über den Autor (2016)

Bertolt Brecht wa sborn in 1898 and is acknowledged as one of the great German dramatists, poet, playwright, and theatre director whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and writing have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Person of Szechwan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

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