Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Born: February 10, 1898

Died: August 14, 1956

Nationality: German

Occupation: Poet, playwright

Biography: Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.

Source/Notes: Attributed. A similar quotation was found in "Jim Jam Jems, Volume 3" (Clark and Crockard., 1914): "They are pursuing a phantom when the real substance of all happiness is right at hand."

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Source/Notes: The Threepenny Opera (1964 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802150394

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Source/Notes: Parables for the theatre: Two plays: The good woman of Setzuan and The caucasian chalk circle (1961 edition)