17.131 quotation from Brecht -- or Marx?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Jul 04 2003 - 01:53:11 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 131.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 11:24:47 +0100
             From: kaskew@umich.edu
             Subject: Brecht quote

    Dear Prof. McCarty,

    I am a professor at the University of Michigan and am trying to locate the
    source of a Brecht quote -- "Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a
    hammer with which to shape it" -- that you too were once interested in,
    according to the following posting to the Humanist Discussion Group from
    February 2000. I am wondering, did you ever find the source of this quote?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Kelly Askew
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology, and
    Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
    The University of Michigan
    tel: (734) 764-2337
    email: kaskew@umich.edu

    [NB One problem with locating the source for the above quotation is that
    it's also attributed to Karl Marx, not surprisingly -- at more than one
    place on the Web, "Kunst ist nicht ein Spiegel, den man der Wirklichkeit
    vorhaelt, sondern ein Hammer, mit dem man sie gestaltet." Unfortunately no
    one online, as far as I can determine, says where in Marx or Brecht these
    words or ones close to them may be found. Again, your kind help please. --WM]

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