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Wizisla, Erdmut 1958-

Overview
Works: 145 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 3,321 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Bibliography  Biography  Archives  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: PT2603.E455, 838.91207
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erdmut Wizisla
Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht : the story of a friendship by Erdmut Wizisla( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erdmut Wizisla's groundbreaking work explores for the first time the important friendship between Walter Benjamin, the acclaimed critic and literary theorist, and Bertolt Brecht, one of the twentieth century's most influential theater artists, during the crucial interwar years in Berlin." "From the first meeting between Benjamin and Brecht and their roles in the ideological debate leading up to World War II, to their experiences in exile and Benjamin's reaction to Brecht's death, the events in this friendship are illuminated by the use of personal correspondence, journal entries, and notes - including previously unpublished materials- from the friends' electric discussions of shared projects. In addition to exploring correspondence between the two, Wizisla presents documents by colleagues who shaped and shaded their relationship, including Margaret Steffrin - Brecht's assistant and lover - Theodor Adorno, and Hannah Arendt." "Wizisla shows us the fascinating ideological exchanges between the two, with Benjamin espousing his ideas on historical materialism, German idealism, and Jewish mysticism as a foil for Brecht's Marxist concept of art. Their differences foreshadowed the clash between Communism and Socialism in Weimar Germany that preceded the rise of the Nazi Fascism. Wizisla's examination of the friendship between Benjamin and Brecht, two artists at the height of their creative powers during a time of great political crisis, throws light on nearly two decades of European intellectual life."--Jacket
Wo ich her bin-- : Uwe Johnson in der D.D.R. by Uwe Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebes Fritzchen, Lieber Gross-- Uwe : der Briefwechsel by Uwe Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin und Brecht : die Geschichte einer Freundschaft : mit einer Chronik und den Gesprächsprotokollen des Zeitschriftenprojekts "Krise und Kritik" by Erdmut Wizisla( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and Portuguese and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving Leipsic next week : Briefe an Jochen Ziem by Uwe Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bibliothek Bertolt Brechts : ein kommentiertes Verzeichnis by Erdmut Wizisla( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aber ein Sturm weht vom Paradiese her : Texte zu Walter Benjamin by Michael Opitz( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begegnungen mit Bertolt Brecht by Erdmut Wizisla( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--und mein Werk ist der Abgesang des Jahrtausends : Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1998 : 22 Versuche, eine Arbeit zu beschreiben by Akademie der Künste (Berlin)( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe 1923-1956 : "Ich lerne : Gläser + Tassen spülen" by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erst seit jüngstem gehört die "Brecht- Sammlung Victor N. Cohen" dem Brecht-Archiv, einschließlich zahlreicher unbekannter Briefe, die Brecht während seines amerikanischen Exils Mitte der vierziger Jahre von der Ostküste der USA an Helene Weigel, mit der er seit 1929 verheiratet war, nach Kalifornien geschickt hat. In einer ersten Bestandsaufnahme zum Jahreswechsel 1923/24 schreibt Brecht an und über die junge Schauspielerin: "H W / (zu deutsch: Havary)"; von ihr getrennt herrschen bei ihm "Starke Langeweile / 90 % Nikotin / 10 % Grammophon". Immer wieder bestürmt er sie: Fragen nach einem Zimmer oder einer Wohnung, nach Büchern und Artikeln oder nach Autopreisen und der Wiederbeschaffung von verlorenen Papieren; er erkundigt sich nach ihren Rollen und Auftritten und nach der Resonanz von Publikum und Kritik; er berichtet über die Arbeitan seinen eigenen Stücken oder darüber, daß er "mit viel Nikotin wenige Sonette hergestellt" habe. Nach der Flucht aus Deutschland Anfang 1933 geht es immer wieder um Orte, an denen Brecht weiterarbeiten kann, um die Mühsale einer Familie im Exil, um zwei Kinder, die ihre Muttersprache nur noch zu Hause hören, und um die Nöte einer Schauspielerin, die fünfzehn Jahre lang ohne Bühne ist. Und deren Briefen wir hier zum ersten Mal begegnen
Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner : Zürcher Fassung by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in German and Swedish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hr. Keuner giver i sine præcise tekster, der nærmer sig aforismer, udtryk for Brechts tanker om mennesker, moral, politik og samfund
Benjamins Begriffe( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamins "Deutsche Menschen"( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was immer wird, es wühlt im Hier und Jetzt : im Zwiegespräch mit Volker Braun by Michael Opitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht plus minus Film : Filme, Bilder, Bildbetrachtungen : Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus Berlin by Brecht-Tage( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chausseestrasse 125 : die Wohnungen von Berthold Brecht und Helene Weigel in Berlin Mitte( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photos, floor plans, poems, and assorted commentaries on a home, 125 Chausseestrasse, in Berlin where Brecht and Weigel lived
Walter Benjamin's Archive : images, texts, signs by Walter Benjamin( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing selection of Walter Benjamin's personal manuscripts, images, and documents. The work of the great literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin is an audacious plotting of history, art, and thought; a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps, and fragments of everyday life, art, and dreams. Throughout his life, Benjamin gathered together all kinds of artifacts, assortments of images, texts, and signs, themselves representing experiences, ideas, and hopes, each of which was enthusiastically logged, systematized, and analyzed by their author. In this way, Benjamin laid the groundwork for the salvaging of his own legacy. Intricate and intimate, Walter Benjamin's Archive leads readers to the heart of his intellectual world, yielding a rich and detailed portrait of its author
"O Chicago! O Widerspruch!" : hundert Gedichte auf Brecht( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamins Begriffe( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glückloser Engel : Dichtungen zu Walter Benjamin( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht : the story of a friendship
Alternative Names
Erdmut Wizisla deutscher Literaturwissenschaftler

Erdmut Wizisla Duits filoloog

Erdmut Wizisla German philologist, germanist and specialist in literature

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Walter Benjamin's Archive : images, texts, signs