Brecht, Bertolt; English versions by Eric and Maja Bentley PARABLES FOR THE THEATER, Two Plays by Bertolt Brecht: The Good Woman of Setzuan and The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1948). First edition: black binding with white lettering; graphic dust jacket in tones of black, brown and white. Hardcover. Light edgewear, pages a trifle age-toned, else near fine; in an age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket with wear to the edges, mildly creased short closed edge tear to front panel, very shallow nicking to edges and to flap folds. A nice copy, withal.
A seminal figure in 20th century drama, Brecht, as theorist--has been abused by both boosters and detractors, yet his poetry and plays endure triumphant. First printing in any language of these two key works, in the Bentleys' superb, historic renderings.