Bad Time for Poetry: 152 Poems and Songs

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Methuen, 1995 - 156 pages
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Contents

Ballads
12
The Mahagonny myth
26
The conquest of America
44
Politics of the thirties
62
Five sonnets
78
From the later plays
94
Freedom and democracy
108
Russia reviewed
123
To those born later
136
Index of titles
152
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About the author (1995)

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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