LIBRARY CATALOG

RESOURCES

  A-Z ARTICLE DATABASES             MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS

 OXFORD ART ONLINE                 OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY 

  CREDO                                        NEW YORK TIMES      

Loading

THIS WEEK'S BOOK REVIEW BY MADELEINE SARDINA

Review of Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (1939)

Goodbye to Berlin is a series of tales, told similarly to diary entries, of the years the main character, a fictional version of Christopher Isherwood, lived in Weimar Germany. Native Englishman Isherwood tells of his time in Berlin living with an interesting group consisting of Nazis, prostitutes, and bartenders, his interactions with a wealthy Jewish family he befriended only to spite his anti-semitic neighbor, and sharing a house by the Baltic while observing the tumultuous relationship between his two roommates. Berlin is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read this semester. The tone is carefree, the voice of an observer relishing his life and the people surrounding him. The reader feels wrapped in Isherwood’s life of exploration and amusement. He paints a beautiful picture of the expatriate artist’s life even while impoverished and living in a country in upheaval.

NEW TITLES RECENTLY ADDED TO THE FOGELSON LIBRARY COLLECTION

True style : the history & principles of classic menswear/.Reigning men : fashion in menswear, 1715-2015 Charles James : beyond fashion Dance and fashionAmetora : how Japan saved American style = Ametora : Nihon ga Amerika sutairu o sukutta monogatari
Impact : 50 years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.Jeremy ScottThe sartorialist XVogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, peopleManus x machina : fashion in an age of technology