Bertolt Brecht

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Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht; was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.

An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th 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 th ...
Popular Poems
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From A German War Primer
AMONGST THE HIGHLY PLACED
It is considered low to talk about food.
The fact is: they have
Already eaten.
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2.
Questions From A Worker Who Reads
Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the names of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
And Babylon, many times demolished
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3.
Alabama Song
Show me the way to the next whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why, oh, don't ask why
Show me the way to the next whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why, oh, don't ask why
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4.
On The Critical Attitude
The critical attitude
Strikes many people as unfruitful
That is because they find the state
Impervious to their criticism
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5.
Parting
We embrace.
Rich cloth under my fingers
While yours touch poor fabric.
A quick embrace
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
11 November 2014
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
11 November 2014
Food first, then morality.
11 November 2014
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
11 November 2014
You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.

Comments

Isaac Shea 30 July 2018
This poet is dead. of course he hasn't posted in the past 14 days. BTW, i am trying to do a english assignment about the poem song of the German Mother and this crappy website -which supplies all of Berthold Brecht's poems- doesn't have it! ? what a stupid website. thanks for helping me on my assignment
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Romesh singh 30 April 2018
the crutches poem in hindi
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