Goodbye To Berlin

Author: Christopher Isherwood

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  • : $8.00(NZD)
  • : 9780749390549
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage Classics
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  • : 0.19
  • : December 1988
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Christopher Isherwood
  • : Vintage Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : very good
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Barcode 9780749390549
9780749390549

Description

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking," are the famous lines on the first page. This a semiautobiographical account of Isherwood's time in 1930s Berlin. Written as a connected series of six short stories the book, first published in 1939, is a brilliant evocation of the decadence and repression, glamour and sleaze of Berlin society. Isherwood shows the lives of people at threat from the rise of the Nazis: Natalia Laundauer, the rich, Jewish heiress, Peter and Otto, a gay couple andthe "divinely decadent" Sally Bowles, a young English woman who was so memorably portrayed by Liza Minnelli.

Promotion info

Christopher Isherwood will be a name on everyone's lips with the release of Tom Ford's film adaptation of A Single Man. 20040624