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Berg, James J.

Works: 7 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,425 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6017.S5, 823.912
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The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher Isherwood by James J Berg( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
"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, in-depth view of the author, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence."--Jacket
Isherwood on writing by Christopher Isherwood( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme, "A Writer and His World" During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft; on writing for film, theater, and novels, and on spirituality. Isherwood on Writing brings these public addresses together to reveal a distinctly and surprisingly, American Isherwood. Given at a critical time in Isherwood's career, these lectures mark the era when he turned from fiction to memoir. In free-flowing, wide-ranging discussions, he reflects on such topics as why writers write, what makes a novel great, and what influenced his own work. Isherwood talks about his working relationship with W.H. Auden; his literary friendships with E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, and Somerset Maugham; and his work in the film industry in London and Hollywood. He also explores uncharted territory in candid comments on his own work, something not contained in his diaries. Isherwood on Writing uncovers an important and often-misunderstood time in Isherwood's life in America. The lectures present, in James J. Berg's words, "an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story."
Conversations with Christopher Isherwood by Christopher Isherwood( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The American Isherwood ( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his Berlin Stories, which served as source material for the hit stage musical and Academy Award-winning film Cabaret. More recently, his experiences and career in the United States have received increased attention. His novel A Single Man was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film; his long relationship with the artist Don Bachardy, with whom he shared an openly gay lifestyle, was the subject of an award-winning documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story; and his memoir, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted for the BBC. Isherwood's colorful journeys took him from post-World War I England to Weimar Germany to European exile to Golden Age Hollywood to Los Angeles in the full flower of gay liberation. After the publication of his diaries, which run to more than one million words and span nearly a half century, it is possible to fully assess his influence. This collection of essays considers Isherwood's diaries, his vast personal archive, and his published works and offers a multifaceted appreciation of a writer who spent more than half of his life in southern California. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have brought together the most informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to illuminate the craft of one of the singular figures of the twentieth century. Isherwood, the American, emerges from the shadow of his English reputation to stake his claim as a significant force in late twentieth-century American culture whose legacy continues in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Joshua Adair, Murray State U; Jamie Carr, Niagara U; Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania State U; Niladri Chatterjee, U of Kalyani, India; Lisa Colletta, American U of Rome; Lois Cucullu, U of Minnesota; Mario Faraone; Peter Edgerly Firchow; Rebecca Gordon Stewart; William R. Handley, U of Southern California; Jaime Harker, U of Mississippi; Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library; Carola M. Kaplan, California State U, Pomona; Benjamin Kohlmann, U of Freiburg, Germany; Victor Marsh, U of Queensland; Tina Mascara; Stephen McCauley; Paul M. McNeil, Columbia U; Guido Santi, College of the Canyons, California; Kyle Stevens, Brandeis U. "--
Love, West Hollywood : reflections of Los Angeles ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The story of Los Angeles' gay history is often overshadowed by the mystique of Hollywood, as well as the notion that the gay community was centred in the City by the Bay or the Big Apple. Now, this belief is dispelled in this collection of thoughtful and interesting essays on the significance of the gay community in LA
Population assessment of the gulf of mexico sturgeon in the Yellow River, Florida by James J Berg( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A total of 522 Gulf sturgeon captures were made, and 399 individual fish were tagged. The population estimates for the Gulf sturgeon over three years ranged from 500 - 911 fish, making the Yellow River population estimate the second largest for Gulf sturgeon. The age structure of the population suggests successful recruitment and a viable population. Estimates of total annual mortality ranged from 8.5% to 12.5%. Growth rate for the Yellow River population was comparable to other populations of Gulf sturgeon. My data suggest that Yellow River Gulf sturgeon population is a dynamic population based upon consistent age classes as an indicator of successful recruitment, a large population size, and estimates of mortality below the reported range for the species
The American Isherwood ( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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