Collected Stories

Arcade Pub., 1998 - 242 Seiten
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Everyone knows that Bertolt Brecht was one of the great twentieth century innovators in theater - the literary-theatrical equivalent of a Picasso or Stravinsky - but the playwright was also a dazzling writer of stories. Storytelling permeated his art as a dramatist; fundamentally in his plays he was a storyteller. In this volume, reprinted for the Brecht centenary, the joint editors of Brecht's work in English have collected the complete short stories, including the prize-winning "The Monster," and the fragmentary memoir ghost-written by Brecht, "Life Story of the Boxer Samson-Korner." Brecht scholars Marc Silberman and Shuhsi Kao have contributed a new introduction and brought the original editorial notes up to date with the latest scholarship.

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Review: Collected Short Stories

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ouch it's gonna hurt, but sado-masochism ain't so bad. love Brecht; freaking genius Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Collected Short Stories

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I was surprised at how ordinary these stories were: linear realism, and somewhat boring. Nothing like his dramatic works. Vollständige Rezension lesen


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Über den Autor (1998)

Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Bavaria, and died on August 14, 1956. He was a German playwright, theatre director and Marxist. The modest house where he was born is today preserved as a Brecht Museum. Brecht formed a writing collective which became prolific and very influential. He wrote many lyrics for musicals and collaborated with Kurt Weill to create Die Dregroschenoper -- the biggest hit in 1920s Berlin. Brecht experimented with his own theater and company -- the Berliner Ensemble -- which put on his plays under his direction and which continued after his death with the assistance of his wife. Brecht aspired to create political theater, and it is difficult to evaluate his work in purely aesthetic terms. Brecht died in 1956.

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