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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... keeps an eye on the Second World War and looks around him with his own special mixture of interest and detachment. Repeatedly he says the unexpected thing. Much of this is like a montage, as he cuts from one subject to another, ...
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.
... which is connected with dreaming (daydreams). he says: if you feel a gaze directed at you, even at your back, you return it (!). the expectation that what you look at will look back at you creates the aura. this is supposed to be ...
'but here we have flesh and blood characters'. it is a well known (?) fact that for flesh and blood the stage uses cardboard and red ink, which are got up to look like flesh and blood. 'but here we have people with all their ...
What one has to do is ignore them and look to the classics. nowhere does he deal with the formalisms of the democracies and the fascist state. (cranking up production – of the means of destruction, liquidating the class struggle, ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955