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Isherwood, Christopher 1904-1986

Works: 735 works in 3,228 publications in 19 languages and 64,750 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Drama  History  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Photographer, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PR6017.S5, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Christopher Isherwood
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Most widely held works by Christopher Isherwood
The Berlin stories by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

177 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sally Bowles character was the subject of a play, I am a camera; and a musical, Cabaret
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

111 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him--Publisher's description
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

107 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1945, Prater Violet is a stingingly satirical novel about the film industry. It centers around the production of the vacuous fictional melodrama Prater Violet, set in nineteenth-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the 1930s. The novel features the vivid portraits of imperious, passionate, and witty Austrian director Friedrich Bergmann and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter - the fictionalized Christopher Isherwood."--Jacket
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

210 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires ? this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and ?divinely decadent? Sally Bowles; plump Fraulein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Buste to relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers."--back cover
Down there on a visit by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

63 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bemused, sometimes acid portrait of people caught in private sexual hells of their own making. Four episodes are connected by four narrators, all of who are called "Christopher Isherwood." Yet each is a different character inhabiting a new setting; Berlin in 1928, the Greek Isles in 1933, London in 1938, and California in 1940"--Page 4 of cover
The song of God : Bhagavad-gita by Prabhavananda( Book )

60 editions published between 1944 and 2002 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavad-Gita is the gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Here is a distinguished translation which can be read by every man and woman, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message which touches the most urgent personal and social problems of today. - Back cover
A meeting by the river by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

66 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two English brothers meet, after a long separation, in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices. First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships - the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect."--Jacket
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat werk van de Engelse auteur (1907-1973), waaronder enkele toneelstukken, geschreven samen met de Britse schrijver Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
The memorial : portrait of a family by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

49 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the aftermath of World War I, Christopher Isherwood's "The Memorial" is the witty, almost forensic portrayal of the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. On the cusp of adulthood, the Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between his desire to emulate his heroic father, who led a life of quiet sacrifice before dying in the war, and his envy of his father's roguish friend who survived the war and afterward threw himself into gay life
All the conspirators : a novel by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

56 editions published between 966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, American Gar Stanley, returns to his native Phillippines to help a good friend try to find her lost husband. His search will take him from one island to another and put him in contact with all levels of humanity. He finds he must move quickly to stay ahead of all the deadly conspirators before they can kill his friend
Lions and shadows : an education in the twenties by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

45 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LITERARY STUDIES: FROM C 1900 -. This title features with an introduction James Fenton. Subtitled "An education in the twenties", this work blends autobiography and fiction to describe the inner life of a writer evolving from precocious public school boy to Cambridge drop-out at large in London's Bohemia. It contains thinly veiled portraits of Isherwood's contemporaries Auden, Upward, and 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
Vedanta for the Western world by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

52 editions published between 1945 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles on Vedanta
Ramakrishna and his disciples by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world in the evening by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality. Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. After his second marriage suddenly ends, Stephen finds himself living with a relative in a small Pennsylvania Quaker town, haunted by memories of his prewar affair with a younger man during a visit to the Canary Islands. The world traveler comes to a gradual understanding of himself and of his newly adopted homeland. When first published in 1953, The World in the Evening was notable for its clear-eyed depiction of European and American mores, sexuality, and religion. Today, readers herald Christopher Isherwood's frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation of low and high camp
Exhumations : stories, articles, verses by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to a war by W. H Auden( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1990 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent of F6 : a tragedy in two acts by W. H Auden( Book )

56 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents "The Ascent of F 6," a contemporary tragedy by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, production staged by Walter Kerr, performances coached by Dr. Josephine McGarry Callan, settings and lighting by Ruth Shmigelsky
Jacob's hands by Aldous Huxley( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crippled woman who is cured by a healer has him fall in love, then unscrupulously exploits his talent to enrich herself. The novel is based on a film treatment which was written by Huxley and Isherwood while in Hollywood in the 1920s
The dog beneath the skin, or, Where is Francis? : a play in three acts by W. H Auden( Book )

43 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am a camera : a play in three acts by John Van Druten( Book )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1983 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play, inspired by Isherwood's stories, was a partial basis for the film musical "Cabaret" starring Liza Minneli. The story-line centers on the activities of a group of music hall entertainers in Nazi Germany prior to WWII
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.20 for Divine dec ... to 0.67 for Goodbye to ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
Alternative Names
Bradshaw Isherwood, Christopher W.

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher W. 1904-1986

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher William

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher William 1904-1986

Christopher Isherwood britisk manusforfattar og skribent

Christopher Isherwood britisk manusforfatter og skribent

Christopher Isherwood britisk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Christopher Isherwood Brits schrijver

Christopher Isherwood brittisk manusförfattare och författare

Christopher Isherwood écrivain britannique

Christopher Isherwood englisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Christopher Isherwood pisarz amerykański

Christopher Isherwood scrittore inglese

Christophorus Isherwood

Išervuds, Kristofers 1904-1986

ʾIšerwud, Qrisṭofer 1904-1986

Isherṿud, Khrisṭofer 1904-1986

Isherwood, Christophe William Bradshaw

Isherwood, Christopher

Isherwood, Christopher W. 1904-1986

Isherwood, Christopher W. Bradshaw

Isherwood, Christopher William 1904-1986

Isherwood, Christopher William Brads

Isherwood , Christopher William Bradshaw

Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw, 1904-

Isherwood Christopher William Bradshaw 1904-1986

Isherwood, Cristopher 1904-1986

Kristofer İşervud

Yixiuwude 1904-1986

Yixiuwude, Kelisituofu 1904-1986

Ишервуд, Кристофер

Ишервуд, Кристофер, 1904-1986

Кристофер Ишервуд

Крістофер Ішервуд

אישרווד, כריסטופר

אישרווד, כריסטופר 1904-1986

כריסטופר אישרווד

كريستوفر إشيروود روائي إنجليزي

كريستوفر إيشروود، 1904-1986

کریستوفر ایشروود نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

ক্রিস্টোফার ইশারউড

이셔우드, 크리스토퍼 1904-1986

크리스토퍼 이셔우드


イシャウッド, C.



衣修午德 1904-1986

衣修午德, 克里斯托弗 1904-1986

A Single ManPrater VioletGoodbye to BerlinDown there on a visitThe song of God : Bhagavad-gitaA meeting by the riverPlays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938The memorial : portrait of a family