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I just noticed (from the Guardian Unlimited Books newsfeed on the bottom right of the RSB homepage), this Brecht story: "A series of letters discovered in a Swiss cellar reveal how Bertolt Brecht, Germany's famously uncompromising playwright, fell out with some of the 20th century's most glittering literary figures, including the novelist Christopher Isherwood" (from Newly discovered letters show Brecht's talent for offending). Well, to be honest, I didn't notice! Mr Nicholas Jacobs, of Libris, brought it to my attention.


Libris, as you may not know, are Germanists, who publish some wonderful writers including Brecht, Heym, Mörike, Schiller and Trakl amongst many others.


Two world wars and twelve years of national socialism took their toll on the reception of German culture in Britain, particularly literature (German music survived unscathed). Libris’s principle aim was and is to contribute to the restoration of that literature to its rightful place in the English-speaking world.

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