Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Brechts' Short Stories -simply Wonderful !
The only volume of Brecht's fiction in English
Casual wickedness, moral hypocrisy, determined self-interest - such are the familiar residents of Brecht's fictional world. These thirty-seven short stories, together with a fragment of a short novel, comprise the complete collection of known finished stories. The tales in this volume range from the grotesquely mordant to the lightly farcical, and show Brecht to be just as a strong an innovator in fiction as he was in drama. The collection comes from all periods of Brecht's life and the Introduction by the Editors sets Brecht's fiction in context alongside his dramatic and theoretical works.
The "bluntest, the most direct of this century's great writers" (Paul Bailey)
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