[PDF] Mr Norris Changes Trains By Christopher Isherwood

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After a chance encounter on a train the English teacher William Bradshaw starts a close friendship with the mildly sini. William Bradshaw an Englishman living in Berlin meets on the train Mr Norris He is remarkable and I may even say sophisticated person by turns charming and crafty narcissistic and vain his manners and attire are elegant and impeccable and his approach to life may be summed up in his own words I only wish to have three sorts of people as my friends those who are very rich those who are very witty and those who are very beautiful No wonder that from the first moment William is fascinated by Arthur Norris and accidental meeting right away turns into friendshipWilliam in good faith and due to innate gullibility I show him a little mercy not naming it stupidity attends new friend s life He accompanies Arthur to Berlin s underworld engages in political activity and convinced about his financial problems let himself get entangled in spy affair His interest and friendship to Norris does not falter despite warnings from other friends and Arthur s opaue explanations about his finances dubious activities and disreputable acuaintances Mr Norris changes trains is very well written novel with great evocation of prewar Berlin its inhabitants and decadent atmosphere And though we can sense overwhelming presence of coming Nazis novel has ironic touch and abounds in hilarious incidents Isherwood focuses predominantly on Norris but also introduces distinctive and memorable supporting characters like Baron Pregnitz indulging himself with peculiar likings Olga rather resourceful woman she was a procuress a cocaine seller and a receiver of stolen goods she also let lodgings took in washing and when in mood did exuisite fancy needlework dominattrix Anni or devious Arthur s assistant Schmidt of whom Arthur used to say those who are foolish enough to keep snakes as pets usually have cause to regret it sooner or later We can observe born of the fascism participate in communist rally and drunken orgy as well and our pockets are empty due to galloping inflation But in the turn of events step by step we re coming to the truth of the real Arthur s face and in the end despite his ridiculous excuses and attempts to justify himself we can even oddly enough pity him though we can t deny that he got exactly what he deserved And I may assure you that it was not Anni s whip at all

Summary Mr Norris Changes Trains

Mr Norris Changes Trains

T First published in 1933 Mr Norris Changes Trains piuantly evokes the atmosphere of Berlin during the rise of the Nazi. This novel begins with William Bradshaw a young English tutor meeting the slightly ridiculous Mr Arthur Norris on a train to Berlin Mr Norris is nervous at having to present his passport elusive about what he does and with his rather obvious wig and odd habits does not seem as though he is a character to take seriously at first However this chance meeting results in a firm friendship and fairly soon William is visiting his new friend freuently and becomes involved in his disreputable life and associates including his bullying secretary Herr SchmidtMr Norris is a man who lives well despite his soon obvious lifestyle of debts despair and dodgy dealings The novel is set in 1930 s Berlin and so it is impossible to ignore the political situation unfolding there Mr Norris is keen to shine at the local Communist Party meetings but these activities also lead to him being uestioned by the authoritiesI have never read Christopher Isherwood before but I liked the way that the author allowed us to interpret events for ourselves He trusted the reader to keep up and so it is enough to infer certain things or show us glimpses so that we can make our own assumptions The style of the novel seems deceptively slight but this is a very clever book beautifully written it flows wonderfully and is filled with great characters and has an excellent setting

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Ster Arthur Norris Norris is a man of contradictions; lavish but heavily in debt excessively polite but sexually devian. It s nice to be back with Isherwood This novel is nice Well it s Isherwood nice Meaning it s all great until something horrible happens and then he stamps on your heart and never looks back This is a fantastic study of male friendship in the 30s aka hella gay and of the rise of Nazism It odd seeing just how much the people in this novel don t like Hitler or the Nazis even though this was published in 1933 they don t even know what s coming I must read Isherwood and so must you If you haven t read Isherwood then ugh what are you doing with your life

10 thoughts on “Mr Norris Changes Trains

  1. says:

    ”What repels me now about Mr Norris is its heartlessness It is a heartless fairy story about a real city in which human beings were

  2. says:

    William Bradshaw an Englishman living in Berlin meets on the train Mr Norris He is remarkable and I may even say

  3. says:

    This is one of Isherwood’s Berlin novels; almost an historical novel of the last years of the Weimar Republic and was published in 1935 Isher

  4. says:

    Impressive rich in the anecdotal department I wholly agree that the book lacks a true plot It is of a character study of the flamboyant unpredictable Arthur Norris whose nature embodies the joie de vivre of the true bohemian his mishaps with

  5. says:

    It's nice to be back with Isherwood This novel is nice Well it's Isherwood nice Meaning it's all great until some

  6. says:

    A captivating novel about a duplicitous friendship set against the backdrop of a country in turmoil'Mr Norris Changes Trains' was th

  7. says:

    This novel begins with William Bradshaw a young English tutor meeting the slightly ridiculous Mr Arthur Norris on a train to Berlin

  8. says:

    He had an animal innocence Isherwood sums up Mr Norris no I mean Gerald Hamilton 1890 1970 the flamboyant and flabby rogue who inspired Mr Norris The 2 met presumably in Berlin where Issyvoo lived fr 1929 33 This may be the coolest and finest book Isherwood wrote If he groused about it years later it's because he was probably ashamed of his o

  9. says:

    What I expected from this book Suave homosexual man has affair with Englishman he met on a train in Berlin against the backdrop of the rise of Nazism What I got from this book Weird possibly bisexual man gets into too much trouble with the authorities because of his schemes to make money while his possibly bisexual friend

  10. says:

    Berlin in the 30s the political unrest grows but the demimonde parties on The narrator William Bradshaw lives there nicely as an expat giving English classes and enjoying life This is pretty much all that we know about him h

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