The Life and Lies of Bertolt Brecht

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Backed up by previously unpublished papers and interviews with Brecht's colleagues and many lovers, this biography argues that Brecht was not in fact the author of the plays which have given him his iconic stature. "Mother Courage", "The Threepenny Opera" and "The Good Person of Szechuan", to name but a few of "his" most popular plays, were written (Fuegi calculates at least 80% of them) in a sex-for-text scheme by his mistresses, none of whom have ever received any recognition. Fuegi shows Brecht to have been personally offensive, politically slippery, sexually deranged, racist, an anti-Semite, a plagiarist, and mesmeric at the same time. Weaving together history and biography, the book offers encounters with Hitler the set designer, Kurt Weill, Charles Laughton (who lent Brecht his limo when he went to Hollywood), Rosa Luxemburg, Goebbels (who made up a third in a love triangle), Isherwood and Walter Benjamin.

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Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1994. hardcover, 6¼" x 9½:, with dust jacket In this first full biography of Brecht, John Fuegi, whilst confirming his ranking as a world-class theatre director, explains why much of that achievement can no longer be attributed to Brecht alone. Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence and diaries (and intelligence file), Fuegi reveals a lifetime of personal and political deception (much of 'The Threepenny Opera', for example, was written by other writers). This is a devastating demystification of one of the giants of modern theatre. Packed book weighs 2 kilos (4½lbs) - higher-than-usual shipping charges may apply (we'll quote you first). Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, etc. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket 732 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38253

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