- The Berlin Stories
infobox Book |
name = The Berlin Stories
language = English
release_date = 1946
media_type = Print (Hardback &
isbn = NA
"The Berlin Stories" is a book comprising two short novels by
Christopher Isherwood: " Goodbye to Berlin" and " Mr. Norris Changes Trains". It was published in 1946.
"The Berlin Stories" was chosen as a
TIME100 Best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The two novellas are set in
Berlinin 1931, just as Adolf Hitlerwas moving into power. Berlin is portrayed by Isherwood during this transition period of cafes and quaint avenues, grotesque nightlife and dreamers, and powerful mobs and millionaires. Sally Bowles is the protagonist who experiences her share of misadventures along with Mr. Norris, Fraulein Schroeder, and the Landauers.
"The Berlin Stories" was the starting point for the
John Van Drutenplay " I Am a Camera", which in turn went on to inspire the film "I Am a Camera" as well as the stage musical and film versions of "Cabaret".
* [http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/0,24459,the_berlin_stories,00.html Time 100 Best English-language novels of the 20h century]
* [http://www.wwnorton.com/orders/nd/020070.htm Online Ordering with Norton Books]
* [http://www.ndpublishing.com New Directions Publishing Corp., the publishing company of "Berlin Stories"]
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