Backed up by previously unpublished papers and interviews with Brecht's colleagues and many lovers, this biography argues that Brecht was not in fact the author of the plays which have given him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 Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence and diaries (and intelligence file), Fuegi reveals a lifetime of personal and political deception (much of 'The Threepenny Opera', for example,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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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Small remainder mark lower edge. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 732 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: 0002553864. ISBN/EAN: 9780002553865. Dewey Code: 832.912 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB15487. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Bookseller Inventory # RB15487
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photographic (illustrator). First Edition. 1.35 kg; XX, 732 pages, includes notes, index, and 98 black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has a 0.5 inch tear at the top left of the front panel which the previous owner has reaffixed with sticky tape. Otherwise no damage is noted. Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence and diaries made available to the author by Brecht's widow and son, interviews and intelligence files, Fuegi reveals a lifetime of personal and political deception. He shows that as much as 80% of work such as the Threepenny Opera, which have given Brecht his iconic stature, were written in a "sex for text scheme" by other writers, particularly in Elisabeth Hauptman, but also Grete Steffin and Ruth Berlau, three of his lovers. -- front fold over blurb.This book will weigh more than 1.0 kg when packed. Please enquire of the bookseller for an amended quote for the postage to destinations outside of Australia Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We will happily provide a picture of this book, on request. Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002553864. ISBN/EAN: 9780002553865. Inventory No: 0225451. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Bookseller Inventory # 0225451