Paul  Johnson

“Brecht’s ‘basic laxity’ was one reason why, apart from his satellites and those tied to him by party bonds, he was generally unpopular with other writers. He was much despised by the academic writers of the Frankfurt School (Marcuse, Horkheimer, etc.) as a ‘vulgar Marxist’. Adorno said that Brecht spent hours every day putting dirt under his fingernails so he looked like a worker.”


Paul Johnson, Intellectuals
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Intellectuals (From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky) Intellectuals by Paul Johnson
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