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Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (Paperback) *Pre-Owned*

Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (Paperback) *Pre-Owned*

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Published in 1939, Goodbye to Berlin is a queer literary classic, and an essential read for anyone interested in diving into LGBTQ history.

The book that gave Liza Minelli her career-defining role, Goodbye to Berlin is a semi-autobiographical collection of short stories and novellas that unfold during the fall of the Weimar Republic. It draws on Isherwood’s experiences as a British expat living in Jazz-age Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power. 

It was an era defined by nihilism, due to a combination of extreme poverty, political unrest, and frequent brawling in the streets. This hopelessness resulted in a laze-faire attitude characterized by sexual experimentation, substance abuse,  and debauchery. 

Isherwood masterfully evokes the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society in this time through the lives of people at threat from the rise of the Nazis: a wealthy Jewish heiress, Natalia Landauer; a gay couple, Peter and Otto; and an English upper-class waif, the divinely decadent Sally Bowles.

 

Seller: Wob (World of Books)
Condition: Used - Good
Publisher: Vintage Publishing 
Year: 1989 (First published 1939)
Pages: 272
ISBN-10: 0749390549
ISBN.-13: 9780749390549 

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