Brecht and Company: Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama

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Grove Press, 2002 - 732 sidor
The result of twenty-five years of research on three continents, Brecht and Company is a revolutionary portrait of one of the world's greatest theater artists -- and the people upon whom he built his reputation. A noted Brecht scholar, John Fuegi traces the evolution of Brecht's parasitic relationships and aggressive ambition through close analysis of diaries, letters, and drafts of the literary works, revealing a man who was personally dazzling, a genius at assembling and directing the plays created in his workshop, but ultimately lacking in literary stamina, for which he depended on his lovers. A landmark study about the life and times of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century theater, Brecht and Co. will forever change our understanding of Brecht and his oeuvre. "[An] enormous, fascinating biography." -- The New Yorker "One of the most important critical studies of the century." -- New York Magazine
 

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BRECHT & COMPANY: Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama

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Emulating the breadth characteristic of the epic theater, Fuegi (Germanic & Slavic Lit./Univ. of Maryland) determines that Brecht's theater wasn't really Brecht's theater after all and that Brecht ... Läs hela recensionen

Brecht and company: sex, politics, and the making of the modern drama

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Fuegi, a major Brecht scholar, has been compiling this book since the middle 1960s. The result is a detailed, thoroughly researched critical biography of an icon of modern drama. Its revisionist view ... Läs hela recensionen

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Once upon a Time in Bavaria 18981914
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Sweet and Proper Death 191417
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The World Has Laws Only to Be Trampled On 191718
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In the Most Significant Moments of the Revolution This Renowned Organizational Talent Is the First to Fail 191819
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Cold as a Dog a Great Being with No Human Feeling 191920
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Why Cant the Jews Be Got out of the Way? 192021
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The Still Recognized Führerin His Augsburg Headquarters 192122
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Down with the Goddamned Jewish Sow Murder Walther Rathenau 1922
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Is This Signature Yours?I Put It There after TortureTerrible Torture 193738
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Master What Grounds Do You Have for Your Antipathy toward Women? 193839
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How Can a Tiny Tree Blossom When So Much Snow Falls on It? 193941
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I Saw That without Me He Really Didnt Get Anything Done 1941
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I and My PeopleFirmly Believe Your Wise Plan Hitler Is Not Going to Attack Us in 1941 1941
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As Long As They Are Fighting the War Will Stay away Forever from Our Shores 194143
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Hes Behaved in the Worst Word I Can Find Like a Hitlerite 1943
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For a Moment I Crossed My Fingers for Hitler 194345
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What Concern Is It of Yours That People Are Starving? 192324
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Jabyourknifeintohimjackhiphiphurrah 192324
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A Woman Must Give Up a Lot 192425
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The Corpses That Fell around Him Did Not Bother Him 192526
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Let the Tips of Your Fingers Stroke the Tips of Her Breasts 192627
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The PawnbrokerTook Anything That Might Be Useful to Him from Right and Left 192728
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A Robot That Stood There Used to Coldness of the Emotions 192829
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His Pain at His Weakness His Inability to Systematize Anything Was Almost Physical 192829
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Well Have to Get Rid of Them 192930
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Evil Ingredients Very Finely Distributed of Reactionary Thinking Grounded in Senseless Authority 1930
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Should Fascism Come to Power It Will Ride over Your Skulls and Spines Like a Terrific Tank 1931
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It Was Hitlers Best Time His Neck Was Still Slender Then and Radiated Sensuality 193132
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Moscow Is Convinced the Road to Soviet Germany Lies through Hitler 1932
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Let Us Speak Quite Frankly with One Another Herr Brecht You Have Lived a Very Rich Life at My Expense 1933
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There Are Friends One Can Run over with a 1000Ton Freight Train 1933
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You Have Achieved a Masterwork Old Muck 193335
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I Do Not Want to Get Involved in Any of Your Hierarchical Games No Matter How Fine 193536
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A Quagmire of Infamous Crimes All of the Scum All the ParasitesWere All Nested Together 193637
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The Jews Have Now Had Their Six Million Deaths Now They Should Give Us Some Peace 1945
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I Am Jealous So Jealous That the Devils Fire Is Burning All over in My Body 194647
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No No No No No Never 1947
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We No Longer Stand before a Choice between Peace and War but between Peace and Annihilation 194748
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Possibly the Most Powerful Scene Emotionally in TwentiethCentury Drama 194849
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A Small Hole of a Room 1949
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He Despises Us Women Deeply 194950
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I Regard Myself As a Criminal I Am a Jew 195153
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They Have Taken My Name out with Chemicals Out of a Handwritten Letter of Lenin 195354
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Should I Wander around like a Wreck Muttering His Poems to the Survivors? 195455
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He Sat on a Chair Placed at a Great Distance from Human Beings 195456
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46 Organized Schizophrenia 1956
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The Progress of the Consciousness of Freedom
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Acknowledgments
623
Notes
627
Photo Credits
699
Index
703
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Om författaren (2002)

John Fuegi is the Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies at the University of Maryland.

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