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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956, author.

Title The collected poems of Bertolt Brecht / translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine with the assistance of Charlotte Ryland.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    832.912 BRE    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 1286 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1073-1237) and indexes.
Summary Widely celebrated as the greatest German playwright of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht was also, as George Steiner observed, "that very rare phenomenon, a great poet, for whom poetry is an almost everyday visitation and drawing of breath." Hugely prolific, Brecht also wrote more than two thousand poems-though fewer than half were published in his lifetime, and early translations were heavily censored. Now, award-winning translators David Constantine and Tom Kuhn have heroically translated more than 1,200 poems in the most comprehensive English collection of Brecht's poetry to date. Written between 1913 and 1956, these poems celebrate Brecht's unquenchable "love of life, the desire for better and more of it," and reflect the technical virtuosity of an artist driven by bitter and violent politics, as well as by the untrammeled forces of love and erotic desire. A monumental achievement and a reclamation, The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is a must-have for any lover of twentieth-century poetry.
Subject German poetry.
German poetry -- Translations into English.
German poetry -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Added Author Kuhn, Tom, translator, editor.
Constantine, David, 1944- translator, editor.
Ryland, Charlotte, contributor.
Added Title Poems. English
ISBN 9780871407672 hardcover $49.95
0871407671 hardcover $49.95

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