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Brecht and Co.

Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama (Grove Great Lives)

John Fuegi


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The result of twenty-five years of research on three continents, Brecht and Company is a revolutionary portrait of one of the world's greatest theater artists -- and the people upon whom he built his reputation. A noted Brecht scholar, John Fuegi traces the evolution of Brecht's parasitic relationships and aggressive ambition through close analysis of diaries, letters, and drafts of the literary works, revealing a man who was personally dazzling, a genius at assembling and directing the plays created in his workshop, but ultimately lacking in literary stamina, for which he depended on his lovers. A landmark study about the life and times of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century theater, Brecht and Co. will forever change our understanding of Brecht and his oeuvre. An] enormous, fascinating biography. -- The New Yorker One of the most important critical studies of the century. -- New York Magazine.

Grove Press, 9780802139108, 752pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 2002