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|ISBN:||9780811220248 0811220249 9780811220255 0811220257|
|Description:||xiv, 206 pages ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||A Berlin Diary (Autumn 1930) --
Sally Bowles --
On Ruegen Island (Summer 1931) --
The Nowaks --
The Landauers --
A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3).
|Series Title:||New Directions paperbook, 1237|
|Responsibility:||Christopher Isherwood ; introduction by Alan Cumming.|
"First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. 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 was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and ?divinely decadent? Sally Bowles; plump Fraulein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Buste to relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers."--back cover.
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