Bertotl Brecht Hates L.A., Part 5

In Bertolt Brecht hates LA on June 21, 2009 at 7:40 am

“Winge…reads a few of the HOLLYWOOD ELEGIES which I have written for Eisler, and says, ‘it’s as if they had been written from Mars.’  We discover that this ‘detachment’ is not a peculiarity of the writer’s, but a product of this town: its inhabitants nearly all have it.  These houses don’t become somebody’s property by being lived in, but by means of a cheque, the owner doesn’t so much live in them as have them at his disposal.  The houses are extensions of the garage.”

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