Bertolt Brecht Journals, 1934-55
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)
"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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... in the Methuen edition in 1979, and the other the present 'work journal' or 'Arbeitsjournal' as it became called, which starts in the summer of 1938 and runs (or in the end hops) until about a year before his death in August 1956.
... 'appeasers' triumphed that autumn when Hitler's demands were granted under the Munich Agreement. Mussolini and Franco too were doing well. In Russia the purges were under way, powered by the great Moscow show trials of August 1936, ...
... and to conceal his bitter poem on Tretiakov's execution in August 1939, but also to hold back nearly all ripostes to the cultural politicians, the selfrighteous 'Moscow clique' (as he termed them) of Georg Lukács and other Hungarian ...
25 jul 40 steff brought along MELEAGER'S WREATH, translated by august OEHLER. lovely epigrams, reminding me of my sonnet ADVICE TO THE LYRIC POETS OF THE USSR ON INSCRIBING PUBLIC BUILDINGS [Rat an die Lyriker der USSR, ...
... play with h[ella] w[uolijoki] for a finnish competition. adventures of a finnish landowner and his chauffeur. he is only human when he is drunk, since that is when he forgets his own interests. Illusirirte Zeitung of 24 August 40.