GERMANY: Contemporary Poetry

East Berlin's Reds last week staged a new play at the Kammerspiel theater to explain the U.S. Written by Gustav von Wagenheim, a resident of Moscow for twelve years, it is called Auch in Amerika (In America Too), and dedicated "to Howard Fast and the youth of America who do not want war." The setting: a peaceful, lakeside American cottage inhabited by grandfather (wiped out by the big trusts), father (worried about his $125,000-a-year job), mother (worried about father) and son Larry (worried about everybody).

Larry is a "progressive student." He has found out that father is not only an...

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