Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan: The Good Man of Setzuan - Bertolt Brecht

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Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil.

In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive. 

Includes the full German text, accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

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Product Description

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil.

In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive. 

Includes the full German text, accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Drama, Fiction
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Routledge
Number of pages 240
Dimensions 12.7 x 20.3 cm
ISBN 978-0415045483
Date of Publication 15 June 1986
Language German
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Introductory notes in English that set the book in its social and literary context
  • Full unabridged text in German
  • Difficult phrases within the text translated into English as a footnote
  • Key vocabulary within the text translated in an extensive glossary section at the back of the book
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for taking on vacation as there's no need to take a dictionary
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