Tag Archives: Bertolt Brecht

Book Review: Journals: 1934-1955

Journals:  1934-1955, by Bertolt Brecht I really wish I had read this book first among the Brecht books I have read (seven in all so far) instead of last.  Seeing what Brecht had to say about politics and literature and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht

The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht, translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine After reading this book but before writing this review I read another book that drastically changed my thoughts on this collection as a whole.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Poems (Brecht)

Love Poems, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn I have to admit that this book was a bit disappointing; it was not a surprise at all in the way that the author seemed to glorify a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner If this play is the best known of Brecht’s works at present, there is a good reason for that.  This play is a deeply tragic one that depends … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Plays By Bertolt Brecht

Two Plays by Bertolt Brecht, revised English versions and introdution by Eric Bentley In reading these books I must admit I was a bit puzzled to read of them described elsewhere as among the playwright’s most important literary plays.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui:  A Gangster Spectacle, by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by George Tabori, music by Hans-Dieter Hosalla I must admit to having strongly mixed feelings about this particular play.  In general, I have not been impressed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht, English book by Desmond Vesey, English lyrics by Eric Bentley Although I have long been familiar with Brecht as a writer, most notably because he shows up as a lamentable example of a socialist … Continue reading

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