Christopher Isherwood issue



Publisher: Hofstra University Press in Hempstead, N.Y

Written in English
Published: Pages: 378 Downloads: 897
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  • Isherwood, Christopher, -- 1904-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Gay authors -- England -- Criticism and interpretation.

Edition Notes

Other titlesTwentieth century literature.
StatementCarolyn G. Heilbrun, guest editor.
ContributionsHeilbrun, Carolyn G., 1926-2003.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 253-378 ;
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22935794M

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Christopher Isherwood (–) was one of the most prominent writers of his generation. He is the author of many works of fiction, including All the Conspirators, The Memorial, Mr. Norris Changes Trains, and Goodbye to Berlin, on which the musical Cabaret was . Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Issue, Paperback, pages Author(s): Christopher Isherwood. ISBN: (ISBN ) Edition language.   Sunday night, inspired (perhaps) by the Oscars, I read Christopher Isherwood’s short novel “Prater Violet” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: pp., $14 paper) which has just been reissued in a.

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Norris Changes Trains, and Goodbye to Berlin, on which the musical Cabaret. of results for Books: Christopher Isherwood. Vedanta for the Western World. by Christopher (Editor) Isherwood | Jan 1, out of 5 stars 9.

Hardcover $ shipping. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. More Buying Choices $ (3 used offers) Paperback $. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood This is a tale of grieving and redemption. This is a day in the life of George, a British English schoolteacher at San Tomas Sate College in Southern California, who is mourning the loss of his life partner, Jim.

We see him get out of bed, perform his daily routine, and try to cope with his terrible loss/5(). Goodbye to Berlin - Wikipedia. The Berlin Stories is a book comprising two short novels by Christopher Isherwood: Goodbye to Berlin and Mr. Norris Changes Trains. It was published in Two Englishmen meeting on a train to Berlin in kick off one of Isherwood’s most enduring novels On a train to Berlin in lateWilliam Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an /5(24).

[his biography] enhances one's enjoyment of Isherwood's books, which is the best that a critical study may achieve." - Books and Bookmen "Isherwood has apparently said that all his novels are a kind of fictional autobiography. Hence the aptness of Finney's approach in this perceptive study which, tailored both for the general reader and 5/5(1).

The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy () Purchase in the US / UK Books by Don Bachardy October (with Christopher Isherwood) (). Isherwood wrote the prose and Caskey took the photographs for a book about their journey entitled The Condor and the Cows.

On Valentine's Dayat the age of 48, he met the teenager Don Bachardy among a group of friends on the beach at Santa Monica. most worthwhile book I have written and probably one of the best modern books of its kinď (Diary, 17 February ; emphasis in original).

Richardson inexplicably claims that 'the Hindu sect of Vedanta' had become 'fashionable in California in the s', and finds that: Isherwood's obsession with Vedanta and his attempts to become holy, while.

Christopher Isherwood () was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from to and immigrated to the United States in A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books. FSG Classics presents some of his finest work, including the novels Prater Violet, A Single Man, and A Meeting by the River; the semi 4/5(1).

My Guru and His Disciple is a sweetly modest and honest portrait of Isherwood's spiritual instructor, Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu priest who guided Isherwood for some thirty years. It is also a book about the often amusing and sometimes painful counterpoint between worldliness and holiness in Isherwood's own life.

A Single Man is a novel by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Southern California duringit depicts one day in the life of George, a middle-aged Englishman who is a professor at a Los Angeles university.

The university might reflect CSULA, where Christopher Isherwood taught for some time. Weaving together biography, history, and literary criticism, Middlebrow Queer traces the continuous evolution of Isherwood’s simultaneously queer and American postwar authorial identity.

In doing so, the book illuminates many aspects of Cold War America’s gay print cultures, from gay protest novels to. Isherwood never prepared "Lost years" for publication because he rapidly became caught up in writing the book that established him as a hero of gay liberation, "Christopher and His Kind." With unpolished directness, and with insight and wit, "Lost Years" shows how Isherwood developed his private recollections into the unique mixture of personal.

Looking for books by Christopher Isherwood. See all books authored by Christopher Isherwood, including A Single Man, and The Berlin Stories: Mr Norris Changes Trains / Goodbye to Berlin, and more on Christopher Isherwood, in a portrait reproduced in Isherwood’s book “Lions and Shadows, An Education in the Twenties,” published in by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London.

Indulging in a third Christopher Isherwood 'novel', after being left flat by 'The Memorial' was a truly enlightening experience. Much like the 'Boy's Own Story' trilogy of Edmund White, though supposedly not an amalgamation of characters (like White's novels) the story outlines 30 years of tutelege under Swami Prabhavananda, and how the influence of this holy man helped shape Isherwood's life.

Christopher Isherwood was a novelist, playwright, screen-writer, autobiographer, and diarist. He was homosexual and made this a theme of some of his writing. He was born near Manchester in the north of England inbecame a U.S. citizen inand died.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Christopher Isherwood books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition. First published inGoodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and /5(14).

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Weaving together biography, history, and literary criticism, Middlebrow Queer traces the continuous evolution of Isherwood’s simultaneously queer and American postwar authorial identity.

Jaime Harker’s approach to Isherwood’s American work—his Cold War novels, as she calls them—is a welcome fresh perspective on a neglected topic.

Background. The novel, a semiautobiographical account of British author Christopher Isherwood's time in s Berlin, describes pre-Nazi Germany and the people he is episodic, dealing with a large cast over a period of several years from late to early Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography.

It covers ten years in the writer's life-fromwhen Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to the beginning ofwhen he arrived in New York to start a life in the States.

Christopher Isherwood () was one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. He left Cambridge without graduating, briefly studied medicine and then turned to writing his first novels, All the Conspirators and The spent four years in Berlin writing Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin on which the musical Cabaret was based, and then in he moved to America.

Christopher Isherwood introduces Sally Bowles in this pre-war Berlin novel. Set in the s, Goodbye to Berlin, evokes the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society.

Isherwood shows the lives of people under threat from the rise of the Nazis: a wealthy Jewish heiress, Natalia Landauer, a gay couple, Peter and Otto, and an English upper-class waif, the divinely decadent Sally /5(14). Mixing mournful self-interrogation about sex, art, and politics; less than lucid delvings into spiritual matters; and wry chatter about acquaintances both obscure and celebrated, Isherwood's voluminous diaries provide rather too wide a window onto the eminent novelist and memoirist's foibles.

Isherwood emigrated to America from England inand during the years covered here he lived in Los. The book, set in Berlin’s decadent cafes and strife-ridden streets as the Nazis rose to power in the early s, also was Isherwood’s first use of a cool, machine-like narrator, who.

Two Englishmen meeting on a train to Berlin in kick off one of Isherwood’s most enduring novels On a train to Berlin in lateWilliam Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an.

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-fromwhen Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to the beginning ofwhen he arrived in New York to start a life in the States.

The book revealingly contrasts fact with fiction-the real people Isherwood met in .Christopher Isherwood () was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from to and immigrated to the United States in A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

FSG Classics presents some of his finest work, including the novels Prater Violet, A Single Man, and A Meeting by the River; the semi.Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, inwrote both novels and nonfiction.

He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the 5/5(3).