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Stories of Mr. Keuner (1965) [Collection]
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Stories of Mr. Keuner gathers Bertolt Brecht's fictionalized coments on politics, everyday life, and exile. Written from the late 1920s till the late 1950s, Stories of Mr. Keuner is the precipitate of Brecht's experience of a world in political and cultural flux, a world of revolution, civil war, world war, cultural efflorescence, Naziism, Stalinism, and the Cold War - in short, the first half of the twentieth century.

Mr. Keuner said: "I, too, once adopted an aristocratic stance (you know: erect, upright, and proud, head thrown back). I was standing in rising water at the time. I adopted this posture when it rose to my chin.


  • What's wise about the wise man is his stance
  • Organization
  • Measures against power
  • Of the bearers of knowledge
  • Serving a purpose
  • Hardships of the best
  • Not bribing is an art
  • Love of fatherland, the hatred of fatherlands
  • The bad is not cheap, either
  • Going hungry
  • Advice, when advice is not heeded
  • Originality
  • The question of whether there is a God
  • The right to weakness
  • The helpless boy
  • Mr. K. and nature
  • Convincing questions
  • Reliability
  • Meeting again
  • On the selection of brutes
  • Form and content
  • Conversations
  • Hospitality
  • If Mr. K. loved someone
  • On the disruption of "one thing at a time"
  • Success
  • Mr. K. and the cats
  • Mr. K.'s favorite animal
  • Ancient times
  • A good answer
  • Praise
  • Two cities
  • Good turns
  • Mr. K. in unfamiliar accommodation
  • Mr. K. and consistency
  • The father of the thought
  • The administration of justice
  • Socrates
  • The envoy
  • The natural urge to own property
  • If sharks were men
  • Waiting
  • The indispensable civil servant
  • A bearable affront
  • Mr. K. drives a car
  • Mr. K. and poetry
  • The horoscope
  • Misunderstood
  • Two drivers
  • Sense of justice
  • On friendliness
  • [Mr. Keuner and his niece's drawing]
  • [On corruptibility]
  • [Error and progress]
  • [Knowledge of human nature]
  • [Mr. Keuner and the flood tide]
  • Mr. Keuner and the actress
  • [Mr. Keuner and the newspapers]
  • On betrayal
  • Commentary
  • [On the satisfaction of interests]
  • The two forfeits
  • [Signs of good living]
  • [About truth]
  • Love of whom?
  • Who knows whom?
  • [The best style]
  • Mr. Keuner and the doctor
  • [Alike better than different]
  • [The thinking man and the false student]
  • [On having a stance]
  • [What Mr. Keuner was against]
  • [On withstanding storms]
  • [Mr. Keuner's illness]
  • Incorruptibility
  • [A question of guilt]
  • [The role of feelings]
  • About young Keuner
  • [Extravagance]
  • [Servant or master]
  • [An aristocratic stance]
  • [On the development of the big cities]
  • On systems
  • Architecture
  • Apparatus and party
  • Anger and advice
  • Mr. Keuner and exercises
  • Afterward by Martin Chalmers: Mr. Keuner - and Mr. Brecht; or, Etiquette in dark times

Original title: Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Mr. K's Favorite Animal (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Bertolt Brecht

Edition #1: Stories of Mr. Keuner

Stories of Mr. Keuner (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Martin Chalmers
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Stories of Mr. Keuner (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872863832
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 128

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