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Kathleen And Christopher

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452907374
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"Isherwood's everyday correspondence, written in extraordinary times, reveals a complex yet wholly recognizable and very close bond between mother and son. She was for him, in turns, an agent, a sounding board, and an unbreakable connection to England."--BOOK JACKET.

Kathleen And Frank

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374180970
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Kathleen and Frank is a love story set in the glory days of the British Empire, the last decades before World War I It is the story of Christopher Isherwood’s parents, the winsome and lively daughter of a successful wine merchant and the reticent, artistically gifted soldier-son of a country squire. They met in 1895 outside a music rehearsal in an army camp and married in 1903 after Christopher’s father returned from the Boer War. Frank was killed in an assault near Ypres in 1915; Kathleen remained a widow for the rest of her life. Their story is told through letters and Kathleen’s diary, with connecting commentary by Isherwood. Kathleen and Frank is a family memoir, but it is also a richly detailed social history of a period of striking change— Queen Victoria’s funeral, Blériot’s flight across the English Channel, Sarah Bernhardt’s Hamlet, suffragettes, rising hemlines, the beginning of the Troubles in Ireland—the period that shaped Isherwood himself. As a young man, Isherwood fled the tragedy that engulfed his parents’ lives and threatened his own; in Kathleen and Frank, he reweaves the tapestry of family and heritage and places himself in the pattern.

British Novelists In Hollywood 1935 1965

Author: L. Colletta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137380764
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British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935-1965 calls attention to the shifting grounds of cultural expression by highlighting Hollywood as a site that unsettled definitions and narratives of colonialism and national identity for prominent British novelists such as Christopher Isherwood, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, and J.B. Priestley.

Intermodernism

Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688560
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

Christopher Isherwood

Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570034039
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In a comprehensive critical study of the literary artist, mystic and gay-activist icon Christopher Isherwood, David Garrett Izzo draws on previously unavailable material to offer a fresh appraisal of the writer's literary milieu and his influence on 20th-century literature and culture. The first thorough examination of Isherwood's work and life in 20 years, Izzo's analysis brings into play the Mortmere stories, by Isherwood and Edward Upward (dating from the 1920s but published only in 1994), and the Diaries, 1939-1960 published in 1996, to position Isherwood within a circle of British writers that included - besides Upward - W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day Lewis. Describing Isherwood as a catalyzing influence on the Auden generation, Izzo explores the dissemination of Isherwood's ideas through his own work and the writings of his contemporaries.

Christopher Isherwood Encyclopedia

Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786480009
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"Major entries appear on Isherwood's most influential friends, including W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley and Stephen Spender. All of the monumental 'roles' Isherwood exemplified during his life-writer, rebel, gay-activist hero, and proud exponent of the Eastern philosophy known as Vedanta-are fully covered"--Provided by publisher.

Lions And Shadows

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374187703
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A witty, appealing, and often outrageous portrait of some of the twentieth century's most influential and creative minds Subtitled "An Education in the Twenties," Lions and Shadows blends autobiography and fiction to describe the inner life of a writer evolving from precocious schoolboy to Cambridge dropout-at-large in London's bohemia. It contains thinly veiled portraits of Christopher Isherwood's contemporaries W. H. Auden, Edward Upward, and Stephen Spender, whose intimate friendships and cult of rebellion shaped the literary identity of England in the 1930s. Witty and outrageous, Isherwood pokes fun at the stars of his generation, above all himself, even as he testifies to their unique early gifts.

Down There On A Visit

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099561085
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP HENSHER Berlin, the Greek Islands, London and California. 1928, 1932, 1938 and 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators, all known as 'Christopher Isherwood'. Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with The Berlin Novels, were to have comprised his great unfinished epic novel.