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His characteristically sly wit combines with mordant social commentary to make Manual of Piety Brecht at his most hilarious–and also his most brutally incisive.

Manual of Piety: Die Hauspostille

These poems are like condensed Brecht plays. Lists with This Book. His first and best book of poetry, Manual of Piety uses the traditional form of devotional literature to provide both an irreverant spoof and a serious critique of the post-World War I European and more specifically, German culture that gave rise to fascism. Jun 23, Joshua Wilson rated it really liked it.

Witty, shocking, thoughtful, musical– Brecht knows how to lay ’em down. Nov 20, Adria rated it liked it.

He expressed his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements in his most famous plays. Mimi rated it really liked it Apr 14, These fifty poems–among them many ballads that later became part of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, and Baal–reveal the tremendous range and versatility of Brecht’s expression.


Alice rated it really liked it Jul 04, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lydia rated it bauspostille was amazing May 18, Reading them are a great way to get that Brecht-y feeling you get from Threepenny or Mother Courage. It’s super fucking bleak and that’s great.

Bertolt Brecht’s “Hauspostille by Brecht, Bertolt

Paperbackpages. I got into the habit of reading one a day and then reading the original german version to see how it changed the bwrtolt and to be honest the translations worked pretty well.

In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution; rather, he hoped to ‘re-function’ the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use. His first and best book of poetry, Manual of Piety uses the traditional form of devotional literature to provid Book jacket: Open Preview See a Problem? Less epic for sure but the feeling is there.

Joseph Williams rated it really liked it Feb 23, Chris rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in brdcht contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties.

A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions.



A perfectly ironic symbol for this book of firecracker verse. Goodreads helps you keep track beetolt books you want to read. Selma rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Brecht’s poetry is sort of like the headlines from The New York Post. Trivia About Manual of Piety: I LOVE his poetry.

Manual of Piety: Die Hauspostille by Bertolt Brecht

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cruna Cristina Barbera rated it really liked it Jan 21, Ben Donnelly rated it it was amazing Jul 19, This ‘Brecht’ was a collective subject that “certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one we now call ‘Brechtian’ but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or individualistic sense. To ask other readers questions about Manual of Pietyplease sign up.

Lilly rated it it was amazing Mar 14, During the war years, Brecht became a prominent writer of the Exilliteratur. Giordano rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Die Hauspostille by Bertolt Brecht.

Sep 20, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Very direct, and always the right word at the right moment. Tati90 rated it really liked it Feb 17, Books by Bertolt Brecht.

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