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.
Thus he began playing a role in postwar planning, and was active in the Council for a Democratic Germany which was started following the establishment of a Free German National Committee in Moscow. A few of his writings began to appear ...
He wanted to understand the new German setup, with its four differently administered zones and four sectors of Berlin; nor was it going to be easy for a now stateless subversive to travel, particularly during the Berlin blockade which ...
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 ...
The point was to stop Eisler, one of the greatest living German/Austrian composers, from writing his planned opera on the Faust theme, whose gist would be that Goethe's divided hero had reneged on his peasant forebears and their ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955