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War Primer Paperback – May 2, 2017
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“An album of pity and anger which fixes the evil of war for all time.”
“A handsome edition of War Primer, a series of short poems illustrated and inspired by war photographs Brecht clipped from newspapers.”
—David Edgar, London Review of Books
“Tender, angry and incisive.”
“A modern equivalent of Goya.”
“Brecht reprinted photographs from wartime mass-circulation magazines, replacing the captions with short poems about the essential truth of each image.”
“Deserves a place of the shelves of every public and school library.”
—Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) was a German poet, playwright and theatre director. One of his country’s most famous writers, he was forced into exile in 1933, returning from the United States to Switzerland in 1947, and to East Berlin in 1949. Some of his most famous plays are The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, Life of Galileo and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
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