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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... day. it stays within certain bounds, precisely because bounds are there to be exceeded. Who were those unwelcome readers, we may wonder? The police, the Nazi invaders of Denmark, the watchdogs of the Brecht Between Two World Systems.
police, the Nazi invaders of Denmark, the watchdogs of the Communist Party, his household, the women closest to him? About these last he says very little – much less than in the earlier diary – and maybe he meant to control his ...
In March the Nazis took over Austria, his wife's country; her family were Jewish. ... climate of his life and art; and it is plain that the darkness was not confined to Nazi Germany, where the Second World War was already being brewed.
Part of the essence of this movement was that it was so opposed to the nationalistic, raciallyconscious, populist, pseudoclassical art of the Nazis and Fascists, and opposed not just in a philosophically or aesthetically defined sense, ...
It was November 1947 when Brecht began his period of waiting in Switzerland. The war against Nazi Germany had been over for two and a half years; the worst of the bomb damage had been cleared from the great cities; the theatres closed ...