Goodbye to Berlin

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 relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple ...

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811220257

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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

The Berlin Stories

A two-in-one volume containing the works The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin finds the characters of Sally Bowles, Fräulein Schroeder, and the doomed Landauers caught up by the nightlife, danger, and mystique of 1931 Berlin.

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811218047

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 618

A two-in-one volume containing the works The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin finds the characters of Sally Bowles, Fräulein Schroeder, and the doomed Landauers caught up by the nightlife, danger, and mystique of 1931 Berlin. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Auden and Isherwood

A unique biography of two literary giants and the city that was to change their lives.

Author: Norman Page

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312227128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 108

A unique biography of two literary giants and the city that was to change their lives.

Down There on a Visit

Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwood's life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude ...

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466853336

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the time period of the Berlin Stories), the Greek Isles in the early 1930s, London in the late 1930s and California in 1940—this acclaimed novel explores Isherwood's fundamental concerns with the choice of a way of life, and its implications for love, sex, spirituality and self-fulfillment. Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwood's life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism.

British and Irish Literature and Its Times

The final chapter of Goodbye to Berlin, “A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3),” mirrors
the opening chapter. Fragmentary and highly subjective, it discloses
Christopher's ideas and fantasies about Berlin, providing intense descriptions of
his social ...

Author: Joyce Moss

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 579

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Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

Berlin

sense of foreboding of the pre-Nazi period in wry, understated prose in such
novels as Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin. Isherwood came to
Berlin with W. H. Auden in 1929 and left four years later, shortly after Hitler
replaced ...

Author: Andrew Gumbel

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

ISBN: 9780871062383

Category: Travel

Page: 260

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Visit reunited Berlin with this outstanding Cadogan guide. See everything from the notorious cabaret nightlife on the Kudam to the nearby Potsdam mansion--now a smart hotel--where Stalin, Truman and Churchill carved up Germany in 1945. Ten walks take the reader through the city and lakeside parks. 10 maps; 20 line drawings.

Stephen Spender

Goodbye to Berlin was orginally conceived as part of a huge episodic novel of
pre - Hitler Berlin ' ( Goodbye to Berlin . p . 6 ) . The book , which Isherwood
planned to call The Lost , was never completed – but it is tempting to think that it
would ...

Author: Hugh David

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 308

View: 587

Biography of poet Stephen Spender.

The World in the Evening

Today, readers herald Christopher Isherwood's frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation of low and high camp.

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711062

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. After his second marriage suddenly ends, Stephen finds himself living with a relative in a small Pennsylvania Quaker town, haunted by memories of his prewar affair with a younger man during a visit to the Canary Islands. The world traveler comes to a gradual understanding of himself and of his newly adopted homeland. When first published in 1953, The World in the Evening was notable for its clear-eyed depiction of European and American mores, sexuality, and religion. Today, readers herald Christopher Isherwood's frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation of low and high camp.

The Berlin of Sally Bowles

As a step towards immortality , her story was included in his novel , Goodbye to
Berlin , and she is as alive as ever in its successful adaptation for the stage and
screen by John van Druten , I am a Camera , and in the dazzling film , Cabaret ...

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: London : Hogarth Press

ISBN:

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 581

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Christopher Isherwood as a Novelist

42 In the Preface to Goodbye to Berlin , Isherwood tells the readers that certain
characters and situations in Mr . Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin
overlap . The explanation is that once the adventures of Mr . Norris formed part of
 ...

Author: Ranjita Coondoo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Autobiographical fiction, English

Page: 338

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National Union Catalog

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Category: Union catalogs

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Great Events from History 1848 1983

The gay characters and the character of freespirited Sally Bowles of Goodbye to
Berlin were an inspiration to gay men and others , as was Christopher Isherwood
himself . Isherwood was one of the early prominent gays to come out and live ...

Author: Lillian Faderman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781587652646

Category: Gay community

Page: 785

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Chronicles important historical events from around the world that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.

The Atlantic Literary Review

Of these four , Mr . Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin are the ones
belonging to the Berlin period . Both form the famous Berlin Stories , and we
know that even though they are two books , Isherwood ' s initial project was to
make ...

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Category: English literature

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Acta Universitatis Lodziensis

FOLIA LITTERARIA ANGLICA 2 , 1998 Maria Edelson FOTOGRAFIE MIASTA
NIERZECZYWISTEGO OBRAZ ZIEMI JAŁOWEJ W GOODBYE TO BERLIN
CHRISTOPHERA ISHERWOODA Wiele osób w Polsce przynajmniej słyszało o
filmie z ...

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Category: American literature

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Christopher Isherwood

15 Goodbye to Berlin In an introductory note to the first edition of Goodbye to
Berlin , Isherwood calls his book a loosely - connected sequence of diaries and
sketches ' ( p 287 ) . Many readers and critics have taken him at his word and
have ...

Author: Brian Finney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 336

View: 896

A detailed study of Isherwood's fiction shows how the author made use of his own experiences to create his novels

Berlin

Into this gloomy scene , another Englishman , Christopher Isherwood , arrived in
Berlin for a stay that would provide the material for the books that were to make
him famous : Goodbye to Berlin and Mr Norris Changes Trains . Isherwood had ...

Author: Anthony Read

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 341

View: 765

Written by the authors of The Fall of Berlin, this book tells the story of Berlin both through political events and through a vast range of extraordinary personalities: politicians, soldiers and businessmen, artists, writers and performers, and the often bizarre Hohenzollern princes who ruled the city before 1918. Above all, they tell the story of the little people - wave after wave of immigrants transformed into that unique character, the Berliner.

Studies in English and American Literature

FOLIA LITTERARIA ANGLICA 2 , 1998 Maria Edelson FOTOGRAFIE MIASTA
NIERZECZYWISTEGO OBRAZ ZIEMI JAŁOWEJ W GOODBYE TO BERLIN
CHRISTOPHERA ISHERWOODA Wiele osób w Polsce przynajmniej słyszało o
filmie z ...

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Category: American literature

Page:

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Christopher and His Kind

The Berlin novels leave out agreat deal which I now want toremember; they also
falsify eventsand alter datesfor ... in May 1930,soonafter Christopher's return from
London, thathemet theyouth who iscalled OttoNowak in Goodbye to Berlin.

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466853298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 494

View: 678

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to the beginning of 1939, when he arrived in New York to start a life in the States. The book revealingly contrasts fact with fiction-the real people Isherwood met in Germany with the portraits of them in his two Berlin novels, who then appeared again, fictionalized to an even greater degree, in I Am a Camera and Cabaret. But one does not need to be familiar with his body of work to appreciate the powerful and compelling story he tells here. Isherwood left Berlin in 1933, after Hitler came to power. For the next four years, he wandered around Europe-through Greece, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and France-with a German boy named Heinz. The characters in the book include W.H. Auden, Stephen Sper, and E.M. Forster as well as the literary circles of Somerset Maugham and Virginia Woolf. Chronicling German refugees and the British colony in Portugal, the Group Theatre company (which performed the three Auden-Isherwood plays) and the film studio where he worked and which he used as the setting for Prater Violet, Christopher and His Kind is an engrossing and powerfully rendered portrait of a decade in the life of a major writer.

The Will to Believe

Information in Goodbye to Berlin is apparently recorded arbitrarily , but it is made
clear from the beginning that the novel does not purport to be an impersonal
record of reality – it is an artistic version of it ; ' some day , all this will have to be ...

Author: Richard Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192814807

Category: Belief and doubt in literature

Page: 144

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"A study of six novelists of the nineteen-thirties : Edward Upward, Rex Warner, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Isherwood, and George Orwell." -- Preface.

Christopher Isherwood

The two “ Diaries ” in Goodbye to Berlin are unusually ( but understandably ,
given their form ) revealing in their presentation of the interior shape of the
narrator ' s affective being . In response to the objects and people he sees in his
room and ...

Author: Alan Wilde

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Autobiographical fiction, English

Page: 171

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Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Christopher Isherwood.