Introduction: Life and Works
Part of the Macmillan Modern Dramatists book series (MD)
To begin at the end: Brecht died on 14 August 1956 in East Berlin. One of his best-known poems anticipates his death:
I need no gravestone, but If you need one for me I would like it to bear these words: He made suggestions. We Carried them out. Such an inscription would Honour us all.
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- 3.For two contrasting accounts of Brecht’s juvenilia see Reinhold Grimm, ‘Brecht’s Beginnings’, The Drama Review, vol. 12, no. 1 (1967), pp. 22–35Google Scholar
- 5.Brecht’s development has been much discussed. Two interesting essays on this topic are: P. Heller, ‘Nihilist into Activist. Two phases in the Development of Bertolt Brecht’, Germanic Review, vol. 28 (1953), pp. 144–55Google Scholar
© Ronald Speirs 1987