Biedermann und die Brandstifter
Publish date: June 1996
Pages no: 94
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, Read For School
, German Literature
Possibly more appropriate and timely today than when it was originally written, post WWII. A joke is a good camouflage. Next best comes sentiment... But the best camouflage of all - in my opinion - is the plain and simple truth. Because nobody ever believes it.
I think this is a play called The Fire Raisers...which I saw performed a couple of years ago. The production was fairly amateurish but the play survived, which I guess reflects its strength.Really, I can't understand why it is that some authors go out of fashion when they seem so obviously to stand ...