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Goodbye to Berlin written by Christopher Isherwood performed by Michael York on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Goodbye to Berlin written by Christopher Isherwood performed by Michael York on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

As Cabaret returns to the West End, revisit the KitKat Club in the book that introduced Sally Bowles to the world. Set in the 1930s, Goodbye to Berlin is the novella that inspired Cabaret, evoking the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society. Isherwood shows the lives of people under threat...

Alexanderplatz - Berlin written by Georg Diez performed by Christopher Lane on CD (Unabridged)

Alexanderplatz - Berlin written by Georg Diez performed by Christopher Lane on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781491533918
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Culture
Duration:  110 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Georg Diez
Performer 1:  Christopher Lane

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Alexanderplatz has long survived as the symbol of a city burdened by its ruinous past. In 2012, twenty-year-old Jonny K. was beaten to death on this infamous Berlin square - and Germany's first multicultural murder brought another shock to a country that's seen its share. Before the trial, the question of guilt already had an ideological slant: Was Alexanderplatz itself to blame? Was the socialist architecture? The brutality of capitalism?

Georg Diez pursues the mystery of Alexanderplatz in a narrative at once contentious and sincere. He portrays a city shaking free of the cultural pathos that defined it, even as its citizens wrestle with the legacies of Hitler and an East German regime that isolated the square before the Berlin Wall fell.

In imaginative prose, Diez describes a historical icon unleashed in modern Germany, fueled by unbridled enterprise and consumerism. Along the way, he takes the status quo to task and unveils a provocative view of the German capital in a troubled era.

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