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New Directions Book #134: The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin

New Directions Book #134: The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin Cover

ISBN13: 9780811200707
ISBN10: 0811200701
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A classic of 20th-century fiction, 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.

About the Author

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), perhaps the first major openly gay writer to be read extensively by a wider audience, was one of the most distinguished authors of the twentieth century. His literary friendships encompassed such writers as W. H. Auden, E. M. Forster, Stephen Spender, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Somerset Maugham. Armistead Maupin is the author of nine novels including the six-volume Tales of the City series and most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives.

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The last of Mr. Norris — Goodbye to Berlin.

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Larisa, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Larisa)
I found both of these stories, with the Last of Mr. Norris exceptionally so, delightful. They are both rich and filled with vivid characters easy to imagine and it is even easier to get sucked into their chaotic, colourful world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811200707
Author:
Isherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Norton
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Berlin
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction, English.
Subject:
Berlin (Germany) History 1918-1945 Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Book
Series Volume:
134
Publication Date:
20081029
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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