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The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher Isherwood

Author: James J Berg; Chris Freeman
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Best known for Goodbye to Berlin - the inspiration for the Tony and Oscar award-winning musical Cabaret - Christopher Isherwood has always been considered both a literary and a gay pioneer." "In The Isherwood Century, editors James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have gathered twenty-four essays and interviews on Christopher Isherwood's life and work. The volume, the first of its kind on Isherwood, offers a fresh,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Isherwood century.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606248401
Named Person: Christopher Isherwood; Christopher Isherwood; Christopher Isherwood
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Berg; Chris Freeman
ISBN: 0299167003 9780299167004 0299167046 9780299167042
OCLC Number: 41835100
Description: xviii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Foreword / Armistead Maupin --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: the Isherwood century / James J. Berg and Chris Freeman --
Who is Christopher Isherwood? / Katherine Bucknell --
Isherwood in Los Angeles / Dan Luckenbill --
In the blink of an eye: evolving with Christopher Isherwood / Stathis Orphanos --
Ish circa 1959-1963 / Michael S. Harper --
Reading from Isherwood's letter circa 1959-1963 / Michael S. Harper --
Gay Isherwood visits straight Riverside / Robert Peters --
My Isherwood, my Bachardy / Carolyn G. Heilbrun --
"Write it down or it's lost": Isherwood as mentor / James P. White --
A life open to art / Don Bachardy --
Portrait of the artist as companion: interviews with Don Bachardy / Niladri R. Chatterjee --
Frankenstein: the true story: the artist as "monster" / Katharine M. Morsberger and Robert E. Morsberger --
Pool in rocks by the sea: Isherwood and Bachardy / Edmund White --
Deathwatch / Donald N. Mager --
Aunt Mary, Uncle Henry, and anti-ancestral impulses in The memorial / James Kelley --
In a populous city: Isherwood in the thirties / Antony Shuttleworth --
The dog beneath the schoolboy's skin: Isherwood, Auden, and fascism / William Ostrem --
Documentary dilemmas: Shifting fronts in Journey to a war / Marsha Bryant --
Strategically minor: Isherwood's revision of Forter's Mythology / Stephen da Silva --
A single man, then and now / David Garnes --
Isherwood and the Violet Quill / David Bergman --
Christopher under the wishing tree / P. Shneidre --
Christopher Isherwood in jail / David Garrett Izzo --
"Always dance": Sex and salvation in Isherwood's vedantism / John McFarland --
The path that leads to safety: Spiritual renewal and autobiographical narrative / Mario Faraone --
"The wandering stopped": An interview with Christopher Isherwood / Carola M. Kaplan --
Bibliography --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman ; foreword by Armistead Maupin.
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Best known for "The Berlin Stories" - the inspiration for the film "Cabaret" - Christopher Isherwood has always been considered both a literary and a gay pioneer. This collection contains 25 essays  Read more...

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"The Isherwood Century allows us to see [Isherwood's] long and colorful life as an expression of the freedom to reinvent oneself." - Los Angeles Times

 
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