THEY BURNED THE BOOKS by Stephen Benet

THEY BURNED THE BOOKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The script of the radio skit done on the anniversary of the burning of the books -- May 10th, 1933. Nationwide acclaim and demand for it in printed form is answered by this issue of one of the most vital verse dramas Benet has given us. The scene is laid in the afterworld; the characters are writers, most of them condemned by the Nazis, all standing for the things Nazism is destroying. The narrator tells what is heppening to intellectual life in Nazi controlled countries., with interruptions by a Nazi voice and recurrent comments by the ghosts of the intellectuals. A dramatization of the significance of Nazlism in the world of mind and thought.

Pub Date: June 18th, 1942
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart