Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm
Eisler's conversations with Hans Bunge about Brecht focus on their time together in Hollywood as well as on the building of a 'magnificent' new social republic. For Eisler, the 'be-all and end-all' of their work was to 'educate the teacher!' ... The most fascinating and perplexing aspect of the conversations turns on the effort to 'study the effect of art on human beings.' ... The lesson of the great modernists was the lesson of socialism. In other words, ending capitalism was the precondition for making and understanding great art. -- Todd Cronan, Emory University, USA * Radical Philosophy 189 *
The important achievement of the translators ... is to have made available to the English-speaking world a landmark volume published almost forty years ago -- Ian Wallace * Eisler-Mitteilungen *
As Brecht's essay on "gestic music" makes clear, the concept of gestic performance emerged from his close collaborations with composers. Bloomsbury's companion volume, Brecht, Music and Culture, is thus doubly welcome, first for translating Eisler's thoughtful conversations with Hans Bunge, Fragen Sie mehr uber Brecht (1970), and second for explaining rather than mis-translating Verfremdung and so helping to consolidate a Brecht lexicon consistent with the new Brecht on Theatre. This publication also draws attention to the uneven transmission of Brecht's musical collaborators' critical commentary, as well as musical compositions. * Theatre Journal *
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