Quotation by Bertolt Brecht

Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), German dramatist, poet. repr. In Brecht on Theatre, ed. and trans. by John Willett (1964). "The Popular and the Realistic," (written 1938, publ. 1958).
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