Life of Galileo
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Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

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Published by Penguin Books in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Galilei, Galileo, -- 1564-1642 -- Drama

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementBertolt Brecht ; foreword By Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett.
ContributionsForeman, Richard, 1937-, Roessler, Norman., Willett, John., Manheim, Ralph, 1907-1992.
LC ClassificationsPT2603.R397 L415 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16638398M
ISBN 109780143105381
LC Control Number2008009340

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Galileo book. Read 26 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An engaging and well-written biography that provides an in-depth look at on /5. Early life and career. Galileo was born in Pisa, Tuscany, on Febru , the oldest son of Vincenzo Galilei, a musician who made important contributions to the theory and practice of music and who may have performed some experiments with Galileo in –89 on the relationship between pitch and the tension of strings. The family moved to Florence in the early s, . Galileo lived under house arrest for the last eight years of his life. Yet he still continued to write: in , he published his last work, a compilation of all his research into physics; it was published in Germany, because the Inquisition had forbidden the printing of any of his work in Italy. Life of Galileo is not merely another book about the enraging conflict between science and its mindless counterpart religion, but also about society and in the end life itself. People oft forget that Bertolt Brecht was a Marxist intellectual and his plays not only reflect that but also impersonate There are many reasons why I chose to write /5.

  Bertolt Brecht () is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include Mother Courage and Her Children, The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern : Bloomsbury Publishing. Life of Galileo opens on Galileo Galilei, a professor of mathematics at Padua ’s talking to Andrea (his housekeeper’s young son), who has just brought him breakfast. They’re discussing the solar system and how it works. Galileo shows Andrea a wooden model that illustrates the current, generally accepted understanding of the planets.   The Cambridge Companion to Galileo, by Peter K. Machamer. This book is an easy read for just about anyone. Not a single story, but a series of essays that delve into Galileo's life and work, and is a useful reference book on the man and his work. THE LIFE OF GALILEO 1 GALILEO GALILEI, TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS AT PADUA, DETERMINES TO PROVE THE NEW COPERNICAN SYSTEM In the year sixteen hundred and nine Science’s light began to shine. At Padua City, in a modest house Galileo Galilei set out to prove The sun is still, the earth is on the move. Galileo’s humble Study in Padua It is Size: KB.

  The time of Galileo is brilliantly evoked by James Reston in this splendidly researched story of an idealistic and egotistical genius. By chronicling Galileo's life in the first person and utilizing his journals, the story becomes an enthralling one for readers as the conflict between science and religion by:   Galileo recants on his research, disappointing his students and returning to his life, changed by the trauma of the Inquisition. Behind the stage, an excerpt from Galileo's book, Discorsi, is projected. XIV. From to , Galileo lives in a country house near Florence, a prisoner of the Inquisition. Andrea visits Galileo on his way to Holland. "This book is a major scholarly achievement and represents the first collection and translation into English of the earliest biographical accounts of Galileo’s life The book gives readers many fascinating key insights into Galileo’s life, work and character."—Paradigm Explorer. An enlightening book on the social context, and Galileo's adaptation to it, is Galileo Courtier by Mario Biagioli. One classic is The Crime of Galileo, Giorgio de Santillana, , University of Chicago Press. A fairly recent biography by a journalist is Galileo, a .