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Aesthetics and Politics (Paperback): Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs Aesthetics and Politics (Paperback)
Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs
R272 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R36 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history.

Love Poems (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Love Poems (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn; Foreword by Barbara Brecht-Schall
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Even in Germany, the true scope and force of Bertolt Brecht s poetry did not become apparent until long after his death in 1956, and even today, so many of his more than 2,000 poems have never appeared in English. Love Poems, the first volume in a monumental undertaking by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn to translate his poetic legacy into English, positions Brecht, the author of Mother Courage and The Threepenny Opera, not merely as one of the most famous playwrights of the twentieth century but also as a fiercely creative twentieth-century poet, one of the best in the whole of German literature. With a personal foreword by his own daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall, Love Poems features 78 astonishing and deeply personal love poems many addressed to particular women that reveal Brecht as lover and love poet whose bitter struggle to keep faith, hope, and love alive during desperate times represents the essence of human relationships."

Leben des Galilei (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Leben des Galilei (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Leben des Galilei (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Leben des Galilei (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Paperback, Kenya ed): Bertolt Brecht The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Paperback, Kenya ed)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Eric Bentley
R230 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The play is a parable inspired by the Chinese play Chalk Circle. Written at the close of World War II, the story is set in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, and retells the tale of King Solomon and a child claimed by two mothers. A chalk circle is metaphorically drawn around a society misdirected in its priorities. Brecht's statements about class are cloaked in the innocence of a fable that whispers insistently to the audience.

Love Poems (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Love Poems (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn; Foreword by Barbara Brecht-Schall
R317 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Even in Germany, the scope and force of Bertolt Brecht's poetry did not become apparent until long after his death and today, many of his more than 2,000 poems have never appeared in English. Love Poems, the first volume in a monumental undertaking by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn to translate his poetic legacy into English, positions Brecht not only as one of the most famous playwrights of the twentieth century but also as a fiercely creative twentieth-century poet, one of the best in German literature. With a foreword by his daughter; Love Poems features 78 astonishing and deeply personal love poems that reveal Brecht as lover and love poet whose struggle to keep faith, hope and love alive during desperate times represents the essence of human relationships.

The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
R1,083 R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Save R230 (21%) In stock

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". Hugely prolific, Brecht wrote some 2,000 poems and songs-though fewer than half were published in his lifetime and early editions were extremely selective. Now, award-winning translators Tom Kuhn and David Constantine give us 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 untrammelled forces of love and erotic desire. The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is a monumental achievement and a reclamation.

Tales of Mr. Keuner (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Tales of Mr. Keuner (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by James Reidel; Illustrated by Ulf K
R477 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R39 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the 1920s through the 1950s, Bertolt Brecht wrote a number of short, fictionalized comments on contemporary life, politics, and thought. Through the dramatic events of the first half of the twentieth century, Brecht's Mr. Keuner offered up aphorisms, stray thoughts, and fragments of anecdote that punctured contemporary self-regard about religion, politics, business, and more. Deceptively light in tone, and bite-size in presentation, Mr. Keuner's comments bring Brecht's lacerating wit to bear on a wide range of the half-truths and public lies of his era. This graphic novel adaptation sets a number of Brecht's Mr. Keuner pieces, newly translated, alongside cartoons by German artist Ulf K., whose spare, abstract style lends force to the underlying meanings of Keuner's pronouncements.

Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
"the "Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New edition): Bertolt Brecht "the "Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New edition)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Hugh Rorrison; Translated by James Stern, Tania Stern, W.H Auden
R260 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R14 (5%) In stock

This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict over possession of a child features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature.
Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge, Azdak (one of Brecht's most vivid creations) natural justice is done and the peasant Grusha keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother.
Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" is a politically-charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht's epic theatre.
This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases. It features the acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden.

Mother Courage and Her Children (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Mother Courage and Her Children (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Tom Leonard
R231 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this new translation of Brecht's great 1939 anti-war play 'Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder' by the distinguished Scottish poet Tom Leonard, the Thirty Years War becomes the War on Terror and Mother Courage is a working-class woman from the West of Scotland speaking in the broad, bold Glaswegian dialect. It is a play about the language of politics and the politics of language.

Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Mother Courage and Her Children - A Chronicle of the Thirty Years' War (Paperback, Complete and unbridged ed 1st Grove... Mother Courage and Her Children - A Chronicle of the Thirty Years' War (Paperback, Complete and unbridged ed 1st Grove Weidenfeld Evergreen ed)
Bertolt Brecht
R198 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modem stage, Mother Courage and Her Children is Bertolt Brecht s most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierling ( Mother Courage ), an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe s religious wars. Battered by hardships, brutality, and the degradation and death of her children, she ultimately finds herself alone with the one thing in which she truly believes her ramshackle wagon with its tattered flag and freight of boots and brandy. Fitting herself in its harness, the old woman manages, with the last of her strength, to drag it onward to the next battle. In the enduring figure of Mother Courage, Bertolt Brecht has created one of the most extraordinary characters in literature."

A Life of Galileo (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht A Life of Galileo (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Mark Ravenhill
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arguably Brecht's greatest play, A Life of Galileo charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun. The figure of Galileo, whose 'heretical' discoveries about the solar system brought him to the attention of the Inquisition, is one of Brecht's more human and complex creations. Temporarily silenced by the Inquisition's threat of torture, and forced to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo continues to work in private, eventually smuggling his work out of the country. Brecht's beautiful depiction of the explosive struggle between scientific discovery and religious fundamentalism is captured masterfully in this new translation by RSC writer-in-residence, Mark Ravenhill.

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Christopher Williams - Normative Models (Paperback): Christopher Williams Christopher Williams - Normative Models (Paperback)
Christopher Williams; Bertolt Brecht, David Crowley; Edited by Christina Vegh
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthofe (German, Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthofe (German, Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
"the Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New): Bertolt Brecht "the Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Alistair Beaton
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child. But when peace is finally restored, the boy's mother comes to claim him. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, a comical judge sets about resolving the dispute. But in a culture of corruption and deception, who wins? Written by the grand master of storytelling and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, this is one of the greatest plays of the last century. This Caucasian Chalk Circle is translated by award-winning writer Alistair Beaton, who also wrote the bitingly witty stage play Feelgood and the celebrated TV dramas The Trial of Tony Blair and A Very Social Secretary. The play was toured by Shared Experience in 2009.

"Life of Galileo" (Paperback, New edition): Bertolt Brecht "Life of Galileo" (Paperback, New edition)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by John Willett, Ralph Manheim; Translated by John Willett; Volume editing by John Willett
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country.As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals.Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by Brecht scholar John Willett. The much shorter Laughton version is also included in full as an appendix, along with Brecht's own copious notes on the play making this the most trusted scholarly edition of the text.

Mother Courage and Her Children - Mutter Courage Und Ihre Kinder (Paperback, Parallel text ed): Bertolt Brecht, Tony Kushner Mother Courage and Her Children - Mutter Courage Und Ihre Kinder (Paperback, Parallel text ed)
Bertolt Brecht, Tony Kushner; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Michael Hofmann, Tony Kushner
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Mother Courage and Her Children" is widely regarded as Brecht's best work, a theatrical landmark and one of the most powerful anti-war plays in history. This unique bilingual edition allows students to compare the original German text with a translation by one of the world's leading playwrights, Tony Kushner.
In this play, a chronicle of the Thirty Years War, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. One by one she loses her children to the war but will not part with her livelihood - the wagon. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble.
The English translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is inventive and vigorous, making Brecht's epic drama accessible to the 21st century reader. Contemporary language and humor make it the perfect English version to elucidate and compare with the original text. This edition also includes a critical introduction and commentary notes on particular words and phrases.

The Good Woman of Setzuan (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht The Good Woman of Setzuan (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Eric Bentley
R255 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1952, Hannah Arendt hailed Bertolt Brecht as "beyond a doubt the greatest living German poet and possibly the greatest living European playwright." His plays, widely taught and studied, are searing critiques of civilizations run amok.

During the thirties, the subversive nature of his work sent Brecht from Germany to Scandinavia and later to the United States. The Good Woman of Setzuan, written during Brecht's exile and set in Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbors.

Adhering closely to the original German text, this is a performance-friendly translation of one of Brecht's most popular plays.

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