Title

The Evolution of the Feminine Principle in Brecht's Work: Beyond the Feminist Critique

Published In

German Studies Review

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

5-1985

Abstract

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.

Description

Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press on behalf of the German Studies Association

DOI

10.2307/1428641

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30391

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