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Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
Goodbye to Berlin
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First published in 1939, this novel obliquely evokes the gathering storm of Berlin before and during the rise to power of the Nazis. Events are seen through the eyes of a series of individuals, whose lives are all about to be ruined.
First published in 1939, this novel obliquely evokes the gathering storm of Berlin before and during the rise to power of the Nazis. Events are seen through the eyes of a series of individuals, whose lives are all about to be ruined.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780586047958 (0586047956)
Publisher: Hunter
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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nbarman
nbarman rated it
I happened upon Christer Isherwood's 1939 book, "Goodbye to Berlin" on the shelves of The Strand in New York City. George Orwell had endorsed this book with the statement - "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay." This sparked my curiosity to read more about 1930s Berlin, and I now feel tremendo...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
4.0
Christopher Isherwood lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and kept detailed diaries, from which he created this novel. It's a slow mover, but it has a sense of reality that tells you Isherwood didn't stray too far from his diaries to create it. You see the gradual decline in the fortunes of people of ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0
Isherwood's dramatic eyewitness account of Berlin in the early 30s, the book that inspired Cabaret. blurb - Living in Berlin as a young man, Isherwood encountered a range of vibrant characters both ordinary and extraordinary whose daily lives reflect a city and its people at a very particular time i...
Vera
Vera rated it
Creepy in it's historical position, you want to be there because he writes so clearly but then something happens and you remember where he is and you don't.
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