In this stunning new edition, Bertolt Brecht presents terrifying anthology of modern horror
At the beginning of 1940, a number of causes combined to inspire Brecht to a new kind of war poetry that would match epigrams with photographs from mass-circulation press.
Here, he takes photographs from newspapers and popular magazines and adds short lapidary verses to each in a unique attempt to understand the truth of war using mass media.
Pictures of catastrophic bombings, propaganda portraits of leading Nazis, scenes of unbearable tragedy on the battlefield — all these images contribute to an anthology of horror, from which Brecht’s perceptions are distilled in poems that are razor-sharp, angry and direct.
The result is an outstanding literary memorial to World War Two and one of the most spontaneous, revealing and moving of Brecht’s works.
ISBN 9781784782085 | On sale: May 28, 2017 | $19.95 | Paperback | 112 pages
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