The Berlin Stories
- by Christopher Isherwood -
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Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: June 1, 1963
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811200701
ISBN-13: 978-0811200707
Synopsis 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 cafés; 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 Fräulein Schroeder, who thinks an operation to reduce the scale of her Büste might relieve her heart palpitations; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.
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Dr. Stuart Christie
Stuart Christie recommends three of his favourite books, i.e. Passage to India by E.M. Foster, English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and the Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood to us and tells how books have changed his life.
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2009-11-25 10:14PM
moomoo:
good recommendation
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