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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About all of these he is interesting, sometimes (rightly or wrongly) damning, often memorably amusing (see the sketches of Remarque and Emil Ludwig). At the same same time it is they – and for much of the time they alone – who help to ...
... visitors. grete's sister, a metalworker's wife, is here from germany. she reads the second book in a single evening and finds it highly interesting. questioned by grete, it appears that she has understood more or less everything.
5 mar 39 interesting, the new 'realistic' american literature (CAIN, COY, HEMINGWAY). these people protest against the prevailing descriptions of certain milieux, bank heavily on the novelty of 'unbiased' description. it all remains ...
... make no concessions. interesting how with these thin steel structures the slightest miscalculation takes its toll. there is no mass there to balance out inexactitudes. the reich is expanding. the housepainter is sitting in hradčany.
the search goes on in the ethical sphere. interesting question, when seen in concrete terms. our attitude to petty bourgeoisie utterly pathetic. on the one hand conciliatory; marxists not so bad – as hitler paints them. on the other ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955