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Mother Courage and Her Children, an antiwar play by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht, was originally published in 1949 following World War II. Like The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,

Brecht's tragic play is set in an earlier historical era, in this case seventeenth-century Europe, during the multinational Thirty Years' War. Brecht's play depicts the tragic figure of Mother Courage, whose attempts to make money from the war inadvertently kill all of her children.

Mother Courage and Her Children is available in a reprint edition from 1991, translated by Eric Bentley.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and his transcendentalist ideas were a strong influence on the life and works of Henry David Thoreau. In 2000, many of Emerson's major works were collected in The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

This book offers a great introduction to Emerson's teachings.

Lawrence and Lee's Inherit the Wind is the writing team's most successful...

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