Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography

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The Bibliography is a comprehensive listing of Bertolt Brecht’s works published in English, regularly updated, with currently over 4200 bibliographical entries. It includes all the major English-language editions of works from Great Britain and the United States, inviting comparisons of titles with multiple translations. Each text is entered as an individual item (single poems, songs, stories, plays, dialogues, interviews, essays, fragments, variants), while letters and journal entries are entered only as collections. If available, every entry includes the original German title and the exact citation for the original text in the 30-volume Brecht edition published in Germany (Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe, Aufbau and Suhrkamp Verlag, 1988-2000), indicated as GBA. As well, the Brecht Archive call number for the English language edition or text is provided (if available), indicated as BBA, and refers to the non-circulating collection housed at the Archive in Berlin. Many translations were licensed for republication or reprinting without modification by other publishers, especially in English-speaking countries such as India or South Africa. These editions have not been included in the bibliography.

We encourage users to inform us of extant translations not included, especially those to be found in lesser known sources or embedded within articles or studies. Please note that this database is not a record of the holdings of the University of Wisconsin libraries.

Please send all questions, comments, and updates concerning the Brecht Bibliography to the Managing Editor.

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The Brecht Yearbook
Communications of the International Brecht Society
Akademie der Künste Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv
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