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First published in 1934, has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in and Liza Minelli in . 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. is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and "divinely decadent"Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Bu¨steto 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.


Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for - now in a stand-alone edition.

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.

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Isherwood, Christopher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
8 x 5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General

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