Bertolt Brecht, probably the greatest playwright of the terrible 20th century. He was small, rude, a constant cheater with his numerous lovers and he probably didn’t smell good either. Worst of all, he caved in the end. When he knew the Soviets were murderers and liars, he stayed silent to stay safe. Ouch. So what do all the words mean, in the end, if…
But before we judge, we should read the new biography that’s getting stellar reviews: Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life by Stephen Parker .
And, in a life that was full of false, there are words by Brecht that still ring true :
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.