Bertolt Brecht: Poetry and Prose.
Reinhold Grimm with Caroline Molina y Vedia, editors
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Bertolt Brecht: Poetry And Prose is an anthology primarily of poetry, but also offering the prose works "Socrates Wounded" and "The Unseemly Old Lady" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), which reveals his skill in the free-verse that he calls "rhymeless lyrics with irregular rhythm." The poetry is presented both in its original German and English translation. A classic anthology of literature, charged with emotion and a stark view of ills besetting individuals and society at large. "To Those Born Later": Truly, I live in dark times! / The guileless word is folly. A smooth forehead / Suggests insensitivity. The man who laughs / Has simply not yet had / the terrible news.