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Mar 20, 2015uncommonreader rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book contains two novels. "The Last of Mr. Norris", first published in 1935, is based on Gerald Hamilton, "the wickedest man in Europe". It tells the story of a personal relationship set against the rise of Hitler. "Good-bye to Berlin" was first published in 1939. It opens with "I am a camera, with its shutter open", and indeed Isherwood chronicles his life and experiences in Berlin beginning in 1930. It includes a profile of Sally Bowles (Cabaret). It is interesting to read what was being written before the rise of Hitler and the book certainly evokes this period. A classic.