Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

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Galileoranks alongside Mother Courage and Mr. Puntila as one of Brecht's most intensely alive, human, and complex characters. In "Life of Galileo," the great Renaissance scientist is in a brutal struggle for freedom from authoritarian dogma. Unable to satisfy his appetite for scientific investigation, he comes into conflict with the Inquisition and must publicly renounce his theories, though in private he goes on working on his revolutionary ideas. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143105388
  • 9780143105381
  • 129,097

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? Eloquent in its outcries against blind dogma and powerful in the simplicity of its storytelling, "Galileo" is a play that offers the confrontations of stirring drama made visible in vivid theatrical images.? ?"Chicago Tribune"show more

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