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First Edition 1958 Cover design: Ben Shahn Typography:Edward Gorey

First Edition 1958
Cover design: Ben Shahn
Typography:Edward Gorey

img638The book is edited by Eric Bentley, (1916-) critic, playwright, translator and editor. Bentley is one of America’s greatest icons in theater .

He was responsible for the introduction of Berthold Brecht’s work to America.

Here are a few words and a good recommendation from him as a 94 year old!

The original reason for this post was the illustration on the cover of the book by the artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) whose work never disappeared from the public eye and the art world.

To most, his work relating to the famous Sacco and Vanzetti trial is considered the most important and visible, but his career spans much more than that issue. Here is a well produced introduction to his life and work.

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