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An interesting look at society in 1930's Berlin,
This review is from: Goodbye To Berlin (Paperback)
An enjoyable read and window onto life in 1930s Berlin. It's not a novel so expect lots of loose ends, however the payback is that it's likely to be a truer representation of the people, poverty and decadence of the times.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2011 19:39:06 GMT
Mr. A. Walker says:
1930s NOT 1930's!
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 11:20:22 GMT
William Shardlow says:
It's debatable whether it's a novel or not, Vintage call it a novel, Isherwood himself calls it "six pieces... of what was planned as a huge episodic novel [that] form a roughly continuous narrative". I don't think the pieces have loose ends, they read like six very good short stories that are "loosely connected" and, overall, the book feels like a novel to me, with a slight jar as you jump from one story to the next.
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