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Bertolt Brecht in America / James K. Lyon.


Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0691064431, 9780691064437

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Subjects Art appreciation.
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, German.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Appreciation -- United States.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Appréciation -- États-Unis.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Biography -- Exile -- United States.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Exil -- États-Unis.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Exile -- United States.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Brecht, Bertolt.
Deutsche.
Exil.
Exile (Punishment)
Écrivains allemands -- 20e siècle -- Biographies.
USA.
United States.
Description xiv, 408 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW LOCAL
Contents Part I: Prologue to American exile -- Brecht and America -- the new Atlantis -- New York, 1935 -- "Changing countries more often than shoes" -- Culture shock -- Part II: Brecht and Hollywood -- "Spell your name" -- Playing "roulette" with film stories -- A qualified winner -- the film Hangmen also die -- More Hollywood roulette -- Film-writing till the end -- Part III: The difficult Brecht -- Obdurate genius -- Part IV: Brecht and the American theater -- Building up to Broadway -- Hope, frustration, and Schweyk in the second world war -- Broadway and The Caucasian chalk circle -- Off-Broadway, 1945: The private life of the master race -- Broadway and bust, 1946: The Duchess of Malfi -- "Organizing his fame" -- miscellaneous dramatic activities -- Charles Laughton and Galileo -- acting as a mode of translating -- More Galileos -- Galileo at last! -- Part V: Brecht and feelings -- Tough tenderness -- Brecht and Peter Lorre -- Ferdinand Reyher-- Brecht's women -- Part VI: The charismatic Brecht -- Collaboration with Brecht -- Young American disciples -- Part VII: Brecht and the Germans -- "Where I am in Germany" -- the refugee ghetto -- Brecht, Thomas Mann, and Germany -- Part VIII: The ideological Brecht -- Anti-facist political activities -- Anti-facist writings -- Brecht and the American left -- Part IX: The last act in America -- The promise of Europe -- Brecht before "Huac" -- Part X: Epilogue -- America before and after.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6555833
(OCoLC)ocm06555833
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lyon, James K.
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