Bertolt Brecht Quote

Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.


"The Popular and the Realistic" (written 1938, published 1958), as translated in Brecht on Theatre (1964) edited and translated by John Willett.

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers ...

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers ...

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers ...

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers ...