01 Jan 1939
Here, meine Damen und Herren, is Chrisopther Isherwood’s brilliant farewell to a city which was not only buildings, streets, and people, but was also a state of mind which will never come around again.
In linked short stories, he says goodbye to Sally Bowles, to Fraulein Schroeder, to pranksters, perverts, political manipulators; to the very, very guilty and to the dwindling band of innocents. It is goodbye to a Berlin wild, wicked, breathtaking, decadent beyond belief and already – in the years between the wars – welcoming death in through the door, though more with a wink than a whimper.
~from the back cover
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