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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Jungle of the Cities and Other Plays

Jungle of Cities; Drums in the Night; Roundheads and Peakheads

by Bertolt Brecht

The three plays gathered in this volume are among Bertolt Brecht’s most remarkable.

About The Book

The three plays gathered in this volume are among Bertolt Brecht’s most remarkable; the best-known is Jungle of Cities, here translated by poet Anselm Hollo. Set in Chicagoy> in a climate of rampant capitalism, it is the story of a savage battle waged between two men, whose relationship is at once homosexual and sadomasochistic and whose tightly choreographed hostility is a metaphor for their cultural surround.