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MS Ger 130

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 130
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Title: Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch,
Date(s): 1934-1954.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Correspondence of German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht with Marxist theoretician Karl Korsch concerning books, other German political exiles, the Council for a Democratic Germany (N.Y.), as well as family and other personal matters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

58M-233. Purchased with the Coolidge Fund from Karl Korsch; received: 1958 December 29.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Bertolt Brecht Correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954 (MS Ger 130). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Chiefly Korsch's correspondence, 1934-1948, with Brecht (17 items) and typed copies of Brecht's writings such as Die Tage der Kommune and Die Proletarische Dialektik. Also includes a photocopy of the Communist Manifesto annotated by Brecht; 3 letters from Helene Weigel to Korsch, 1945; and photo album entitled Die Kriegsbibel. Letters of Brecht (written mostly from Santa Monica, Calif. and Zurich) comment on books he was reading and his writing; other German political exiles; views on the Council for a Democratic Germany (N.Y.); and family and other personal matters. Papers are in German.

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