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Writing Brecht book launch and performance 16 December

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Book launch and performance

Tuesday 16 December 2014, 5pm-7pm
The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building, St Hugh's College

There will be an evening of poetry and drama to celebrate the launch of several books from the Writing Brecht project on Tuesday 16 December, 5–7pm.

Drinks at 5pm with the performance starting at 5.30pm.

All are welcome, but booking is essential. To reserve tickets, please contact Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To find out more about the Writing Brecht project, please visit the website.


BERTOLT BRECHT: LOVE POEMS is reviewed in The New Republic

'The selection in Love Poems (exuberantly translated by the poet David Constantine and the Brecht scholar Tom Kuhn) is a memorable and necessary reminder of the feeling artist in Brecht, the craftsman of humanistic, dynamic, erotic emotion….Their individualist and anarchic vibrancy do much to alter the diffuse perception of Brecht as an apparatchik with creaky polemical aims. What makes Brecht irresistible in Love Poems is how he ponders and prances as if some disaffected offspring of Petrarch and Catullus reared by the Earl of Rochester….[H]is best love poems match the provocations of his drama, prodding us from somatic complacency and the stultifying mundanity of our domestic lives.' - William Giraldi, The New Republic

Read the full review.