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A billingual collection showing the range of Brecht's poetry, from the early Manual of Piety to the late Songs, Poems, and Choruses, including songs from his theater works. Translated and introduced by H.R. Hays.

Synopsis:

Although he is best known in the United States for his theater works, Bertolt Brecht is considered one of the greatest of modern German poets. He is supreme among modern poets in any language for his simple, direct, powerful style, which combines poetic sensibility and social consciousness. After a period of expressionistic writing in the 1920's Brecht reacted against the tradition of romantic individualism and set out to strip poetry of ornamentation and sentimentality. He wrote poems that were spare, functional, shaped to teach a lesson — poems intended to be understood by ordinary people. His most popular poems are his ballads (which he composed to the accompaniment of a guitar), a poetic form that he could transform into a cry of protest, a marching song, or an instrument of satire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156806466
Translator:
Hays, H. R.
Introduction:
Hays, H. R.
Author:
Brecht, Bertolt
Author:
Hays, H. R.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - German
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19710331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 9.99 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Although he is best known in the United States for his theater works, Bertolt Brecht is considered one of the greatest of modern German poets. He is supreme among modern poets in any language for his simple, direct, powerful style, which combines poetic sensibility and social consciousness. After a period of expressionistic writing in the 1920's Brecht reacted against the tradition of romantic individualism and set out to strip poetry of ornamentation and sentimentality. He wrote poems that were spare, functional, shaped to teach a lesson — poems intended to be understood by ordinary people. His most popular poems are his ballads (which he composed to the accompaniment of a guitar), a poetic form that he could transform into a cry of protest, a marching song, or an instrument of satire.
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