A Heiner Müller Reader: Plays, Poetry, Prose

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 - Drama - 244 pages
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Heiner M]ller lived through Germany's tumultuous history from Hitler's rise through Soviet occupation to the building and eventual demolition of the Berlin Wall. One of his earliest memories was of his father being beaten by Brownshirts and taken away to a concentration camp; later, M]ller chose to stay in the Soviet Zone even when his father defected to the West. His work presents a phantasmagoric vision of culture and history. Though a committed Marxist, M]ller loathed the East German government, and his works were often censured for their caustic portrait of a Germany whose history was an unending act of division and violence.This new anthology traces the multifaceted evolution of M]ller the playwright, poet, and eloquent observer of his century's violent trajectory. The writings collected here range from M]ller's earliest work, including short stories and early poems from the 1950s, to some of his last works, including "Germania 3 Ghosts at Dead Man." Translator and editor Carl Weber provides helpful,introductions to each of the selections.

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A Collage of Poetry and Prose
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Dont laugh but if a town has perished
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And between ABC and two times two
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About the author (2001)

Carl Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. He is an Essence bestselling novelist and author of Something on the Side, The First Lady, So You Call Yourself a Man, The Preacher's Son, Player Haters, Baby Mama Drama and Married Man. He is also the author of several New York Times Best Sellers such as He Said, She Said, She Ain't The One, and The Family Business 2. Weber is a life long reader but wanted to write. When he realized the growing importance of African-American fiction to readers and publishers he couldn't resist writing. He wanted to write a book about ordinary people who have crazy things happen in their lives. His work received immediate positive responce from readers. Once he had one book under his belt, he kept going. His first novel - Lookin' for Luv, was a relationbship story written from the male perspective. In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of The Year. He is also a recipient of Blackboard's Bestseller of the Year award.

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