Treasure Island

Bertolt Brecht

(10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956 / Augsburg)

Contemplating Hell


Contemplating Hell, as I once heard it,
My brother Shelley found it to be a place
Much like the city of London. I,
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  • Andrew Hoellering (12/3/2009 11:27:00 PM)

    Brecht was perceptive when it came to capitalist society -he knew his Karl Marx -and scathing about the pursuit of profit for its own end in the consumer society- his last two verses especially remain appropriate to today. Such insights however failed him when it came to communist dictatorships. (Report) Reply

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