War Primer

War Primer

Editorial: Libris

Año: 2001

EAN: 9781870352468

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This volume of photographs and poems was originally published by Libris in hardback in 1998 to positive reviews. It contains 85 black-and-white press photographs from World War II which Brecht himself cut out of newspapers and magazines. They date from his exile in Sweden and Finland in 1940 and 1941, but were mainly collected during his exile in the USA, from July 1941 till the end of the war. To each picture, Brecht added a four-line poem - poignant, angry, personal or political, or a combination of these. This book therefore constitutes an intriguing record of World War II from the viewpoint of one of the 20th-century´s greatest and most politically-engaged poets.