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James K. Lyon
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)

The Lyric Poetry of Bertolt Brecht: A Cultural Study

Critical investigation of Bertolt Brecht's lyric poetry. Survey Berecht's entire lyric production (1500 out of nearly 2000 have be published) in a study combining literary-historical background data on the lyrics with interpretations of representative poems and an investigation of sources, genres, theme, motifs and imagery. Brecht's lyrics comprise one of the best political, cultural and spiritual histories of Germany from 1918 to 1956. they have striking relevance both for their political content and for their consciousness of social injustice and of man' cruelty to his fellows in our age.

Project fields:
German Literature

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$7,500 (approved)
$7,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1970 – 1/31/1971