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Berlin is a Skeleton – “Goodbye to Berlin” – Christopher Isherwood

March 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Description, Writing

Berlin is a skeleton which aches in the cold: it is my own skeleton aching. I feel in my bones the sharp ache of the frost in the girders of the overhead railway, in the ironwork of balconies, in bridges, tramlines, lamp-standards, latrines. The iron throbs and shrinks, the stone and the bricks ache dully, the plaster is numb

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