Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Highly anecdotal, humourously accepting of the facts of life, like tales told by a clever seaman in a pub. * Guardian *
These tales are the least known of Brecht's work, yet they underlie most of his major writings in other fields. Terse, mild-voiced, with piercing detail - a mine for short story addicts. * Observer *
But whether Brecht is negotiating relationships, providing narrative attesting to a character's humanity, or offering an anthropological approach to displacement or alienation, there is always a superior literary talent at work. His plots, characterizations, style, and language in these short stories prove Silberman's point. Among other things, Brecht was a great and engaging storyteller. I'd even go so far as to say that many of the offerings in The Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht are equal to his works for the stage. -- Nathaniel Nesmith * American Theatre *
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