Love in a Time of Exile and War
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine
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Poetry International: 17-21 July 2014
BRECHT & STEFFIN: LOVE IN A TIME OF EXILE AND WAR
Saturday 19 July, 2.30 pm, £10
Purcell Room, the Southbank Centre
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The forthcoming issue of MPT ‘The Constellation’ focuses on the exchange of poetry between two star-crossed lovers: Bertolt Brecht, the playwright and poet, and his lover, collaborator and friend Margarete Steffin....
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