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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At the end of the year Mikhail Koltsov of Izvestiya, the sponsor of Das Wort, the Moscowbased German Communist magazine which Brecht edited with Feuchtwanger and Willi Bredel, was also arrested on his return from the Spanish War.
Lion Feuchtwanger helps him with the French resistance play Simone Machard, with its flashback Joan of Arc 'visions'; it finds no takers, but Feuchtwanger's novel of their story is sold to MGM. Brecht's old Berlin producer Aufricht ...
... the women that is, to murder, and once, a high point of the evening, performs a demonic dance. according to feuchtwanger she is capitalism. which also leads men to do all sorts of diabolical things. all this you read 'avidly'.
28 jun 40 in the last few days a letter from feuchtwanger's secretary arrived from the south of france. it was posted 5 weeks ago. it reports that f[euchtwanger] has been put in a camp again. men between 16 and 56 years of age are being ...
BRENTANO, whom i have written to for the first time after a long interval to get news of feuchtwanger, writes back that he knows nothing, hates england, and hopes it will lose its taste in future for casually declaring war on 'us'. it ...