Bertolt Brecht and Critical Theory: Marxism, Modernity, and the Threepenny Lawsuit


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This study of Brechtian theory is the first to concentrate on the crucial text "Der Dreigroschenprozess" ("The Threepenny Lawsuit"). The author gives a comprehensive account of the legal case that provoked Brecht into writing "Der Dreigroschenprozess," in which he examines the implications of film production for authorial and moral rights in copyright law. Brecht's views on epistemology and social theory are analysed with reference to his reception of Logical Empiricism and the Marxism of Karl Korsch. The author ...

Bertolt Brecht and Critical Theory: Marxism, Modernity and the Threepenny Lawsuit 1998, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9783906760254

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