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The Aesthetics of Resistance

Peter Weiss

Translated by Iain Galbraith

‘His whole life, he had declared while still at work on this painting, was nothing less than a continual struggle against the backwardness of thought and the killing of art.’

Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss’s works include Marat Sade, The Aesthetics of Resistance, and Oratorio in Eleven Cantos on the Auschwitz Trial. He was about to receive West Germany’s highest literary award, the Büchner Prize, when he died in May 1982.

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Translated by Iain Galbraith

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