Does peace give way to war just as surely as winter gives way to spring? A poet is forced to flee a repressive regime of book-burnings, censorship and persecution and through his poetry, tries to put the world he loves and fears into words and images.
A refugee’s-eye-view of Europe
As well as being a great dramatist, Brecht is also one of the 20th century’s greatest lyricists. The Svendborg poems date from a period of Danish exile in 1939 and present a terrifying picture of Europe seen through the eyes of a political refugee.