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The Life of Galileo

by Brecht, Bertolt

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0416630200
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9780416630206
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London: Methuen, 1971. Book. Good. Paperback. Nice solid copy with some notation and highlighting. Makes a clean solid reading copy and priced accordingly. Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country.As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals.Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. i4.

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Galileo Ranks alongside Mother Courage and Mr. Puntila as one of Brecht?s most intensely alive, human, and complex characters. In Life of Galileo , the great Renaissance scientist is in a brutal struggle for freedom from authoritarian dogma. Unable to satisfy his appetite for scientific investigation, he comes into conflict with the Inquisition and must publicly renounce his theories, though in private he goes on working on his revolutionary ideas.

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Niagara Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Life of Galileo
Author
Brecht, Bertolt
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 10
0416630200
ISBN 13
9780416630206
Publisher
Methuen
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1971
Keywords
GALILEO
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