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Brecht: the man and his work.

Author: Martin Esslin
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Esslin, Martin, 1918-2002.
Brecht.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960
(OCoLC)647609557
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Esslin
OCLC Number: 2360185
Notes: Originally published in London in 1959 under title: Brecht: a choice of evils; a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions.
Description: 360 pages 22 cm
Contents: Part one: The man --
From Augsburg to Berlin (1898-1924) --
Berlin (1924-33) --
Exile (1933-48) --
East Berlin (1948-56) --
Part two: The artist --
The poet: Brecht's language and its sources --
The Brechtian theatre --
its theory and practice --
Part three: Pitfalls of commitment --
Brecht and the Communists --
The Communists and Brecht --
Part four: The real Brecht --
The uses of commitment --
Reason versus instinct --
Brecht's world --
Part five: For reference --
Section A: A short chronology of Brecht's life --
Selection B: A descriptive list of Brecht's works --
Poems --
Plays and other stage works --
Narrative prose --
Essays and theoretical writings --
Model books --
Miscellaneous publications --
Films --
Section C: Bibliography --
Section D: Brecht in America.

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