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Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. Michael York takes full and brilliant command of these connected short stories, originally published in 1939, which were later adapted into the musical CABARET. York played the Isherwood character in the film version and would, of course, be familiar with the storiesâ setting, and atmosphere. Yet his preparation is far more than a once-starring role. He makes the script his personal property as he reads these tales about down-at-the-heels Berliners and expatriate Brits and Americans.

Christopher Isherwood Goodbye to Berlin. Авторское право: Attribution Non-Commercial (BY-NC). Christopher Isherwood was bom in 1904 at High Lane, Cheshire, and educated at Repton School and Corpus Chrisu College, Cambridge. Скачайте в формате PDF, TXT или читайте онлайн в Scribd. Отметить неприемлемое содержание. сохранитьСохранить Goodbye to Berlin Christopher Isherwood для последующего чтения. All the Conspirators, was published in 1928. In the following year he went to Berlin and remained there, supporting himself by teaching EngUsh, until Hitler came to power in 1933.

Goodbye to Berlin is a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood set in Weimar Germany. It is often published together with Mr Norris Changes Trains in a collection called The Berlin Stories

Goodbye to Berlin is a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood set in Weimar Germany. It is often published together with Mr Norris Changes Trains in a collection called The Berlin Stories. It is written as a connected series of six short stories and novellas

Christopher Isherwood. Introduction by Armistead Maupin. Preface by Christopher Isherwood. A new directions book

Christopher Isherwood. A new directions book. So I went straight to the source and plunged into the old New Directions paperbook of The Berlin Stories - that black-and-white cover with the Brechtian piano player - where I was willingly led astray by Isherwood’s cast of charlatans and rent boys and all-seeing landladies in the last days of the Weimar Republic.

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Looking for Isherwood’s Berlin . When Christopher Isherwood moved to Berlin in 1929, the 25-year-old British novelist could not quite bring himself to settle down in one place. At one point he changed addresses three times in three months. Around the corner there is a six-month-old 1920s-themed cafe with musical performances named after Sally Bowles.

Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. The classic novel set in Weimar Berlin and inspiriation for the film Cabaret. 1939 - Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood - The end of Weimar Germany and the beginning of history’s darkest hour is brilliantly captured here. New Directions Book by Christopher Isherwood: A classic of fiction, Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret. Book cover, 'Goodbye to Berlin' by Christopher Isherwood. Cover artist not specified. Modern reissue by Vintage books.

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ISBN13: 978-0792733775

ISBN: 0792733770

Author: Michael York,Christopher Isherwood

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Literary

Language: English

Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (November 1, 2004)

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Trash Obsession
Having seen Cabaret, I was certainly aware of Christopher Isherwood. After reading a biography of Joel Grey, my interest was further piqued and I decided to buy Isherwood's "The Berlin Stories," upon which "I Am a Camera" and "Cabaret" were based. Isherwood is a wonderful writer and stylist. The second paragraph in his novel, "A Berlin Diary" (the second novel in this book) is one of the most finely crafted paragraphs I've ever read: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed."

The characters are wonderfully developed. Isherwood does a masterful job of describing their everyday lives against a background in which the Nazi presence is at first only fleetingly acknowledged and then steadily becomes a larger and more menacing presence as the stories progress. His ability to focus on everyday life while merely implying the terror that is about to engulf their society gives that threat of terror even greater impact. This book is a masterpiece of style and great story-telling.
Trash Obsession
Having seen Cabaret, I was certainly aware of Christopher Isherwood. After reading a biography of Joel Grey, my interest was further piqued and I decided to buy Isherwood's "The Berlin Stories," upon which "I Am a Camera" and "Cabaret" were based. Isherwood is a wonderful writer and stylist. The second paragraph in his novel, "A Berlin Diary" (the second novel in this book) is one of the most finely crafted paragraphs I've ever read: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed."

The characters are wonderfully developed. Isherwood does a masterful job of describing their everyday lives against a background in which the Nazi presence is at first only fleetingly acknowledged and then steadily becomes a larger and more menacing presence as the stories progress. His ability to focus on everyday life while merely implying the terror that is about to engulf their society gives that threat of terror even greater impact. This book is a masterpiece of style and great story-telling.
Chuynopana
It's a good book but quirky, and a little disjointed in places. Two different works joined together but not perfectly blended. We read it in our LGBT book group and some really liked it, while others didn't get or got but didn't get into the subtle nuances of the book, that which is not said but which is essential to fully appreciate this collection of "stories." The protagonist is basically an observer, and the reader has to really go under the surface to infer things about him Bradshaw (in the first half)/Isherwood (in the second). There are clues, so the reader must look closely. But I liked all the vignettes of wide variety of individuals living back then in free-wheeling Berlin on the eve of the Nazi rise to power. Many characters are in moral decline living in a society in moral decline, sensing that something horrible is coming but not quite knowing what or being able to fully admit it. Everyone seems to be hiding behind a mask, usually in an effort to deny reality or to make money. Norris is the prime example. His mask is so extensive that he doesn't seem to have any integrity at all. He uses everyone for his own advantage and isn't above putting people in extreme danger if he can make a profit, even if it means setting up his only real friend Bradshaw. If his true nature were revealed, he wouldn't be that different from Schmidt. In the second half of the book, the character who uses others the most is none other than Sally Bowles. Despite their complete lack of ethics, however, I also liked both characters. They seemed like their lives were somehow shipwrecked and that they were trying to make the best of it. And they're fun to be with -- never a dull moment! Decadence has its own charm, but ultimately it self destructs. And in the end, the character of Isherwood (not to be confused with the writer himself) takes off his mask and reveals himself rather than simply passively observing.
Chuynopana
It's a good book but quirky, and a little disjointed in places. Two different works joined together but not perfectly blended. We read it in our LGBT book group and some really liked it, while others didn't get or got but didn't get into the subtle nuances of the book, that which is not said but which is essential to fully appreciate this collection of "stories." The protagonist is basically an observer, and the reader has to really go under the surface to infer things about him Bradshaw (in the first half)/Isherwood (in the second). There are clues, so the reader must look closely. But I liked all the vignettes of wide variety of individuals living back then in free-wheeling Berlin on the eve of the Nazi rise to power. Many characters are in moral decline living in a society in moral decline, sensing that something horrible is coming but not quite knowing what or being able to fully admit it. Everyone seems to be hiding behind a mask, usually in an effort to deny reality or to make money. Norris is the prime example. His mask is so extensive that he doesn't seem to have any integrity at all. He uses everyone for his own advantage and isn't above putting people in extreme danger if he can make a profit, even if it means setting up his only real friend Bradshaw. If his true nature were revealed, he wouldn't be that different from Schmidt. In the second half of the book, the character who uses others the most is none other than Sally Bowles. Despite their complete lack of ethics, however, I also liked both characters. They seemed like their lives were somehow shipwrecked and that they were trying to make the best of it. And they're fun to be with -- never a dull moment! Decadence has its own charm, but ultimately it self destructs. And in the end, the character of Isherwood (not to be confused with the writer himself) takes off his mask and reveals himself rather than simply passively observing.
Cezel
I'm acting in a production of "Cabaret" and decided to read the book on which it is loosely based, just for a little background. I wasn't at all familiar with Christopher Isherwood, so I had no idea what to expect.

I'm a bit of a pre-WWII German history nerd so I knew a fair amount about the politics of the period, but knew nothing about the cabaret culture and the people who inhabited that world. I was immediately drawn in, and didn't want to put the book down when it ended. The characters are well-drawn, and even the not-so-likeable were portrayed as multifaceted, complex human beings -- real people -- living in an amoral, hedonistic culture where pretty much everything was permissible. Most chose not to see what was going on outside their own little part of Berlin, and were indifferent to it if they did see. And why not? They moved in a time and place that were somehow outside reality. Few of them were rich, but many were capable of living as if they were, simply by telling a few lies and acting the part. One could get money, one way or another. Pleasure was the goal, and if one stayed in the right circle, life was a party.

There was, as there always is, another side of the story. In this case, it was the poor who lived outside the charmed circle, scraping by any way they could. Their existence was day-to-day, with hunger, disease, miserable living conditions and winter cold or oppressive summer heat as their constant companions. Isherwood drew these characters, too, as complex humans, motivated not by the pursuit of pleasure but by the desire to survive.

After reading "The Berlin Stories" I spent quite a bit of time online, finding out more not only about the cabaret culture, but about Berlin in they months preceding the Nazi takeover of the German government. What a time it was. And to think I discovered it because I'm in a play and simply wanted to find some stuff to help me develop my character.
Cezel
I'm acting in a production of "Cabaret" and decided to read the book on which it is loosely based, just for a little background. I wasn't at all familiar with Christopher Isherwood, so I had no idea what to expect.

I'm a bit of a pre-WWII German history nerd so I knew a fair amount about the politics of the period, but knew nothing about the cabaret culture and the people who inhabited that world. I was immediately drawn in, and didn't want to put the book down when it ended. The characters are well-drawn, and even the not-so-likeable were portrayed as multifaceted, complex human beings -- real people -- living in an amoral, hedonistic culture where pretty much everything was permissible. Most chose not to see what was going on outside their own little part of Berlin, and were indifferent to it if they did see. And why not? They moved in a time and place that were somehow outside reality. Few of them were rich, but many were capable of living as if they were, simply by telling a few lies and acting the part. One could get money, one way or another. Pleasure was the goal, and if one stayed in the right circle, life was a party.

There was, as there always is, another side of the story. In this case, it was the poor who lived outside the charmed circle, scraping by any way they could. Their existence was day-to-day, with hunger, disease, miserable living conditions and winter cold or oppressive summer heat as their constant companions. Isherwood drew these characters, too, as complex humans, motivated not by the pursuit of pleasure but by the desire to survive.

After reading "The Berlin Stories" I spent quite a bit of time online, finding out more not only about the cabaret culture, but about Berlin in they months preceding the Nazi takeover of the German government. What a time it was. And to think I discovered it because I'm in a play and simply wanted to find some stuff to help me develop my character.
Modifyn
Christopher Isherwood is at the very top of the writing profession. His vocabulary, sentence structure, and turn of a phrase are second to none.
Mr. Norris Changes Trains is a story set in the transition period of the Weimar Republic to Nazism. Isherwood imparts this regime change as almost banal and blasé with regard to the everyday lives of some of the inhabitants of Germany in general and Berlin in particular. There is a plot, simple, but intriguing none the less. The characters seem life like and real. The action certainly seems to be authentic. This is a great story and Goodbye to Berlin I remember as being just as good. Can't recommend highly enough.
Modifyn
Christopher Isherwood is at the very top of the writing profession. His vocabulary, sentence structure, and turn of a phrase are second to none.
Mr. Norris Changes Trains is a story set in the transition period of the Weimar Republic to Nazism. Isherwood imparts this regime change as almost banal and blasé with regard to the everyday lives of some of the inhabitants of Germany in general and Berlin in particular. There is a plot, simple, but intriguing none the less. The characters seem life like and real. The action certainly seems to be authentic. This is a great story and Goodbye to Berlin I remember as being just as good. Can't recommend highly enough.
Magis
A classic story, written wonderfully well by Mr. Isherwood, it tells of the climate in Berlin in the 30s just before the Nazis take over. The way their regime creeps up on the people is chilling. There are many colorful characters, one of them being Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli in the movie"Cabaret".
Magis
A classic story, written wonderfully well by Mr. Isherwood, it tells of the climate in Berlin in the 30s just before the Nazis take over. The way their regime creeps up on the people is chilling. There are many colorful characters, one of them being Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli in the movie"Cabaret".