A "Verwisch die Spuren: Bertolt Brecht's Work and Legacy: A Reassessment (Amsterdamer Beitrage zur Neueren Germanistik v. 66)
By: Godela Weiss-Sussex (volume_editor), Mr. Robert Gillett (volume_editor)Paperback
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This volume presents a cross-section of current Brecht studies, reflecting a variety of approaches and perspectives ranging from detailed exegesis of particular texts to cultural criticism in the broadest sense. It provides analyses of Brecht's work and investigates his pervasive influence in 20th century literature. The studies collected here cover the whole of Brecht's career, from the early one-acter Kleinburgerhochzeit of 1919 to the Sinn und Form years immediately preceding his death, as well as his use of tradition and his legacy. By way of redressing a tendency in Brecht reception to regard him mainly as a dramatist, the volume covers novels, poetry, film, photography, journalism and theory as well as plays.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introductory Note Klaus-Detlef MULLER: Der antiaristotelische Roman: Brechts Beitrag zum Roman der klassischen Moderne Peter HUTCHINSON: Uncomfortable, Unsettling, Alienating: Brecht's Poetry of the Unexpected Martin SWALES: "Theatre that shows ..."? Reflections on Brecht's Importance as a Dramatist Ernest SCHONFIELD: Brecht and the Modern Picaresque Marielle SUTHERLAND: Brecht's Die Kleinburgerhochzeit: A Stuck Coming Unstuck? Michael PATTERSON: Brecht's Debt to Theatrical Expressionism Frank KRAUSE: Von Kaiser zu Brecht: Drama und Prosa Steve GILES: Photography and Representation in Kracauer, Brecht and Benjamin Erdmut WIZISLA: Walter Benjamin und Bertolt Brecht: Bericht uber eine Konstellation Ulrike ZITZLSPERGER: Bertolt Brecht: Stadtraum und Architektur Andrew WEBBER: "Unbewohnbar und doch unverlassbar": Brecht in and through Berlin Tom KUHN: Poetry and Photography: Mastering Reality in the Kriegsfibel Ron SPEIRS: Poetry in Dark Times: Brecht's Svendborger Gedichte John WHITE and Ann WHITE: The Songs and Poems of Brecht's Furcht und Elend Complex Hans-Harald MULLER: Brechts Leben des Galilei: Eine Interpretation zweier Dramen Stephen PARKER: Brecht and Sinn und Form: Generating Cultural Capital in the Cold War David MIDGLEY: "Zwei Hande Erde": Brecht on Mortality Karen LEEDER: "Des toten Dichters gedenkend": Remembering Brecht in Contemporary German Poetry Martin BRADY: Brecht in Brechtian Cinema Godela WEISS-SUSSEX: "A Ridiculous Thing to Do": Yvonne Kapp and Brecht in Translation Robert GILLETT: Iconoclast or Acolyte? GG Plays BB Authors in this Volume Index
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