By Erdmut Wizisla,Christine Shuttleworth

Erdmut Wizisla’s groundbreaking paintings explores the $64000 friendship among Walter Benjamin, the acclaimed critic and literary theorist, and Bertolt Brecht, one of many 20th century’s so much influential playwrights, administrators and poets, throughout the an important interwar years. From the 1st assembly among Benjamin and Brecht to their stories in exile, the occasions during this friendship are illuminated by way of own correspondence, magazine entries, and notes—including formerly unpublished materi-als—from the buddies’ electrical discussions of shared tasks. Wizisla’s exam of the friendship among Benjamin and Brecht, artists on the top in their inventive powers in the course of a time of significant political concern, throws mild on approximately twenty years of ecu highbrow life.

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