Living for Brecht: The Memoirs of Ruth Berlau

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Photos New York 1987 Hard Cover in Dust Jacket First American Edition in English New/New 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 X 1 " 0880640715 1987 Hardover Book in original DJ; First Edition in the ... English Language. BRAND NEW from 1987 publisher; Never opened, Never owned, Never marked. * Kindly note, this one has the jacket price-clipped in a deckle clip by the publisher; there are slight scuffs back of jacket and crease inside back jacket; none of it as noticeable inside New clear protective mylar sleeve. Still Nice Clean Gift Giving quality; unread, unopened, with Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve protector. Book size is 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 x 1" thick; 292 pages with index + illustrated with 16 pages of Glossy B&W photographs from Berlau's private collection; many previously unpublished. Handsome book; black cloth over boards with Silver gilt title impressed on spine, in glossy jacket with black & white portrait of Berlau on the back. This is the English translation by Geoffrey Skelton of Berlau's memoirs publish Read more Show Less

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A Danish play director and translator (1906-1974), who considered herself to have been ``a 120% party communist,'' here describes her 22-year collaboration and infatuation with poet-playwright Bertolt Brecht, by whom she bore a child. Confirming Brecht's purported statement to her, ``You are the most generous person I have ever met,'' this sentimental book is factually less than reliable. Still, it will be useful to students of Brecht's career, for it reveals much about his power over people, his writing habits (he found it difficult to work without a collaborator), his addiction to cigars and women, his cowardice, illogical antipathies, dislike of small talk, inability to maintain intimate friendships. A persistent, demanding, unpredictable woman, Berlau ``lived only in extremes,'' and she died lonely and deserted. (October 15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880640718
  • Publisher: Fromm International Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
  • Pages: 292

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