Benjamin and Brecht: The Story of a Friendship by Erdmut Wizisla,Christine Shuttleworth

By Erdmut Wizisla,Christine Shuttleworth

Erdmut Wizisla’s groundbreaking paintings explores the $64000 friendship among Walter Benjamin, the acclaimed critic and literary theorist, and Bertolt Brecht, one of many 20th century’s such a lot influential playwrights, administrators and poets, in the course of the the most important interwar years. From the 1st assembly among Benjamin and Brecht to their stories in exile, the occasions during this friendship are illuminated by way of own correspondence, magazine entries, and notes—including formerly unpublished materi-als—from the buddies’ electrical discussions of shared tasks. Wizisla’s exam of the friendship among Benjamin and Brecht, artists on the peak in their inventive powers in the course of a time of serious political challenge, throws mild on approximately twenty years of eu highbrow life.

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