The Berlin Stories
NPR stories about The Berlin Stories
Goodbye Mr. Norris (only available today collected with the The Berlin Stories) is Christopher Isherwood's portrait of an aging homosexual confidence man. Based on the real Gerald Hamilton, it is a tale of self-reliance through subterfuge and charades.
Sometimes criminals are the last ones left with the skills to survive an oppressive system, as was often the case during Nazi Germany. With his wigs, phony passports, elaborate cover stories and talent for getting money