The Evolution of the Feminine Principle in Brecht's Work: Beyond the Feminist Critique
German Studies Review
Looking at the images of women in Brecht's work is like viewing one of the periodic drawings by M.C. Escher, in which the spectator first observes, for example, a regular pattern of white fish before a shift of focus brings out complementary rows of black frogs.1 Possibly, the Escher patterns with polychromatic symmetry, like the one with yellow bees, pink butterflies, blue mythical creatures and white birds, offer an even better analogy to what we are facing when dealing with Brecht's characterization of the feminine.2 The first focus is clearly an important matter.
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Nussbaum, L. (1985). The Evolution of the Feminine Principle in Brecht's Work: Beyond the Feminist Critique. German Studies Review, 8(2), 217-244. doi:10.2307/1428641