Berlin Stories

Berlin Stories

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By (author) Christopher Isherwood, Introduction by Armistead Maupin

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  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 30mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 081121804X
  • ISBN 13: 9780811218047
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 42,385

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First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, which are recognized today as classics of modern fiction. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafes; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires this is the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. The Berlin Stories is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable Sally Bowles, whose misadventures in the demimonde were popularized on the American stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am A Camera and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret; Mr. Norris, the improbable old debauchee mysteriously caught between the Nazis and the Communists; plump Fraulein Schroeder, who thinks an operation to reduce the scale of her Buste might relieve her heart palpitations; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers."

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