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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Two months later the magazine was closed down, and with that such small role as had been left to Brecht in Communist cultural policy came to an end. Brecht saw clearly enough that culture in the Soviet and KPD (or German Communist ...
But if we look back to the start of Brecht's Dark Times, which really does seem to have been where he decided to become a diarist once more, then it is not difficult to imagine how Communist culture might have gone another way.
Gold Medal, and in postFascist Italy the whole of this culture got a new impetus through Elio Vittorini's review Politechnico and the neoRealist film. But the slow decline into the mediocrities of PostModernism was already under way.
... the fact that he had a fiftieth birthday to commemorate (in German culture these dates are important); and of course his antiNazi and procommunist record. So in winter 1949 Mother Courage, unforgettably played by Helene Weigel, ...
But certainly the East German cultural arbiters would not, for they were dominated by reliable exmembers of the 'Moscow clique', with Lukács still as their politicoaesthetic authority, and, in so far as they were reinforced by the ...