The Verso Book of Dissent
The Verso Book of Dissent
Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance, New Edition

Preface by Tariq Ali
Edited by Andrew Hsiao, Audrea Lim
With Bertolt Brecht, Stokely Carmichael, Aimé Césaire, Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, Naomi Klein, Rigoberta Menchú, Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O, Upton Sinclair, Rabindranath Tagore, Leon Trotsky, Walt Whitman


Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was the author of The Threepenny Opera , Mahagonny , Mother Courage , The Life of Galileo as well as many other plays, poems, and theoretical writings. Ardent antifascist, friend to Walter Benjamin, and wily ally of the Communists, Brecht was often on the run, "changing countries more often than shoes." As Hitler's armies advanced, Brecht fled to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and the U.S. before finally settling in East Germany after the war, where he became director of the renowned Berliner Ensemble.

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Stories of Mr. Keuner
Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht's Stories of Mr. Keuner is a collection of fables, aphorisms, and comments on politics, everyday life, and exile. From 1930 til his death in 1956, Brecht penned these ironic portraits of his times as he was "changing countries more...