Review of “Salomon-Song: Die Ballade von den Prominenten” (1928)


Bertolt Brecht (writer).

Read in its original language and in Swedish-language prose translation.

I have read the 1928 version, the self-conscious exile version, and the 1941 remake in Mutter Courage. The exile version is the only good one, where Brecht comments wrily on his own celebrity.

References here: Modern utländsk lyrik (1975/1985).

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