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The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris/Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris/Goodbye to Berlin
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A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret.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... show more
A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret.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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780811200707 (0811200701)
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Uneven, but strangely powerful. I'm not sure why.
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog rated it
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Read part of through May 2011. Could not get into it at this time. Will try again later. :/
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