Goodbye To Berlin

Goodbye To Berlin


272 pages


"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.

"Brilliant sketches of a society in decay." -- George Orwell

"From the Paperback edition."



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Ajouté le 30 septembre 2011
Nombre de lectures 4
EAN13 9781448103461
Langue English
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Goodbye To Berlin