Friday, January 6, 2012
GOODBYE TO BERLIN - Christopher Isherwood
Written in 1945 this consists of a semi fictionalised diary and four short stories that all inter link.
These stories are the basis for the musical 'Caberet'.
What these stories do do is give a street level view of Germany in the early 1930's as Nazism was taking hold, it wasn't abrupt just insidious, many people doing nothing was all it took.
As I said these stories are semi autobiographical, an easy read Isherwood had a great ear for relaying conversation.