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    Brecht at Night (Baltic Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Mati Unt, Translated by Eric Dickens

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    DescriptionThis "documentary novel," the latest of Estonian author Mati Unt's deadpan and playful works to be translated into English, is about a little-known period in the life of the great Bertolt Brecht, when the writer -- having fled Nazi Germany -- became stuck in Finland awaiting the visa that would allow him to leave Europe for the United States. As BB, the avowed communist, continues enjoying the bourgeois pleasures of pre-war life with his wife and tubercular mistress, the Soviet Union is not-so-quietly annexing Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia; and the gulf between Brecht's preferred lifestyle and his inflammatory polemics grows larger and larger. Both affectionate and irreverent, this portrait of one of the twentieth century's great authors mixes together a variety of comic styles, excerpts from contemporaneous documents, and Unt's trademark digressions, producing a kind of historical novel as interested in interrogating the past as simply recreating it.


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    Title
    Brecht at Night
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mati Unt, Translated by Eric Dickens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 174
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781564785329
    ISBN 10: 1564785327
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 45
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    DC22: 894.54532, 894/.54532
    LC classification: PH666.31.N75 B7413 2009
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    23 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL
    Review quote
    "One of the most influential modernist, and latterly postmodernist, authors in Estonia." -- Context