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 these last he says very little – much less than in the earlier diary – and maybe he meant to control his utterances about politics too, and even about other things, though such matters as his thoughts about Soviet policy and ...
... the doors inlaid, the internal compartments offset, and such beautiful proportions. seeing a piece of furniture like that made you think better thoughts. the things they could do with a wooden forkhandle, these craftsmen who have ...
... be extracted from the old kind of empathy. incidentally i have never had any respect for revolutionaries who put off the revolution because things were too hot for them. an error? i have always needed the spur of contradiction.
... then simply 'age of decline' – the whole thing is coming unstuck, not just the bourgeoisie) is relieved of the need to be a dialectical materialist. all he has to do 'is give properly perceived and experienced reality priority over ...
... and gleichschaltung switches certain individuals and activities into this criminal activity. the poem however is only directed against their ideological contribution, which it thus castigates as the worst thing.