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Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986)

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Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period näytä lisää described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

A Single Man (1964) 2,258 kappaletta, 83 arvostelua
The Berlin Stories (1945) 2,197 kappaletta, 41 arvostelua
Cabaret : jäähyväiset Berliinille (1939) 2,132 kappaletta, 50 arvostelua
Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935) 1,068 kappaletta, 28 arvostelua
Christopher and His Kind (2001) — Tekijä — 813 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Praterin orvokki (1946) 520 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Down There on a Visit (1962) 388 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The World in the Evening (1954) 348 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Meeting by the River (1967) 313 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties (1947) 275 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Memorial (1946) 254 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960 (1996) 234 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
All the Conspirators (1928) 216 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Guru and His Disciple (1980) 213 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Jacob's Hands (1998) 184 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Ramakrishna and His Disciples (1965) 130 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lost Years: A Memoir 1945 - 1951 (2000) 119 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Great English Short Stories (1957) — Toimittaja — 111 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Vedanta for the Western World (1945) 110 kappaletta
Journey to a War (1939) — Tekijä — 107 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Kathleen and Frank (1970) 106 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Exhumations (1965) 97 kappaletta
The Sixties: Diaries:1960-1969 (2010) 92 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Where Joy Resides: A Christopher Isherwood Reader (1989) 75 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Liberation: Diaries, Vol. 3: 1970-1983 (2012) 70 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
People One Ought to Know (1652) 62 kappaletta
The Condor and the Cows (1949) 62 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Vedanta for Modern Man (1951) 48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Ascent of F6 (1936) 37 kappaletta
October (1980) 37 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Dog Beneath the Skin (1935) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
Frankenstein: The True Story (1972) 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Frankenstein: The True Story [1973 TV movie] (2006) — Screenwriter — 24 kappaletta
On the Frontier : A Melodrama in Three Acts (1938) — Tekijä — 19 kappaletta
The Nowaks (1904) 7 kappaletta
Approach to Vedanta (1963) 7 kappaletta
Sally Bowles 5 kappaletta
Selection (Imprint Books) (1979) 2 kappaletta
The Landauers 2 kappaletta
I Am Waiting 2 kappaletta
Essentials of Vedanta 2 kappaletta
Dorian Book Quarterly 2 kappaletta
Passion: Men on Men {audio} — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Interview 1 kappale
Odinokij muzhchina (2019) 1 kappale
The Repton letters (1997) 1 kappale
Nur zu Besuch (2021) 1 kappale
Người Cô Độc 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

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The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 326 kappaletta
Cabaret [1972 film] (1972) — Original stories — 318 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
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The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Avustaja — 161 kappaletta
Cabaret: The Illustrated Book and Lyrics (1967) 142 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Single Man [2009 film] (2009) — Original novel — 135 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
I Am a Camera (1951) — Original stories — 106 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology (1973) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 63 kappaletta
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Christopher and His Kind [2011 film] (1952) — Original book — 30 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
What Religion is in the Words of Swami Vivekananda (1962) — Johdanto — 29 kappaletta
The Loved One [1965 film] (1965) — Screenwriter — 22 kappaletta
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Mr. Norris and I, an autobiographical sketch (1956) — Esipuhe — 6 kappaletta
Concerning a Woman of Sin and Other Stories of Holllywood (1960) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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Group Read, April 2020: Mr Norris Changes Trains, 1001 Books to read before you die (huhtikuu 2020)


I've read a couple other books by Isherwood and loved them. I didn't like this one as much although he writes beautifully and his descriptions of Los Angeles were outstanding.
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dvoratreis | 82 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |
In which a European in exile in 1964 manages to accurately convey the inner workings of those of us Antipodeans in 2012.

I've not yet seen the (apparently wonderful) film based on this book, which was probably a blessing, as I was able to approach it uninitiated. In a scant 150 pages, Isherwood details one mundane-yet-important day in the life of an English professor in the U.S. Digging deftly to the root of George's mind, Isherwood captures his moments of intelligence and pain, of arrogance, lust, self-loathing, confusion, alienation, connection, nostalgia, heartbreak, discovery. It's a taut little character study, which approaches a variety of '60s counter-culture/neo-romantic issues (social alienation, the rise of that loathsome word 'tolerance', man-made boundaries preventing connection), yet - because his focus is so clearly on George's character - Isherwood avoids that painfully on-the-nose attitude that so dates other writers of the era (if I cough Kerouac's name out of the corner of my mouth, will a thousand hipsters descend upon my house with torches and pitchforks?).

A beautiful little work. It worries me somewhat that I feel Isherwood has here predicted my future. And if not, all the better: he has allowed me an insight into a genuine mind. A complete human being laid bare in 150 pages. Perhaps the moral is to invite your neighbours over to dinner more often. Perhaps it's simply to say "yes" when asked. Or perhaps it is that we cannot expect any more. It's not the dinner, or the asking, or what we say when we're there, or even what we mean. It's about washing ourselves free of the rituals in which we drape our lives, or at least of questioning the rituals before we abandon ourselves to them. It's how we remove the past from its pedestal without removing its meaning. It's going forward knowing that, in some ways, everything we have learned is important to us, yet in other ways, we have learned nothing at all.
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therebelprince | 82 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2024 |
This was an odd one for me. Ive been working on it for 2 months (my fault, not the book), but having finished it 20 minutes ago, the following things jump to my mind. I did not like Mr. Norris at all. Thus i had to rely on our first person storyteller, William. I tried to like William.....but my dislike for Mr. Norris prevented me from taking William seriously, since the character he was portrayed to be, would never in a million years put up with his quirky weirdness for as long as he did. Having been written in 1935...pre WWII....this was also a political tome dancing through the mire of Communists, Nazis and the others through campaigns and elections during that turbulent period leading up to Hitler's rage against humanity. Set in Berlin mostly, I felt that through all of those parts, I was sitting in preparation class for a college final, and i realized i must have missed a whole bunch of classes! I tried to figure it out....but i also did not care enough about these characters to pause long enough to look it up. so, i struggled. Interesting, then quirky....then disturbing on a few levels. Cannot go above a 3.… (lisätietoja)
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jeffome | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 30, 2024 |
Isherwood's life in Hollywood while studying with Swami Prabhavananda
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ritaer | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 14, 2024 |


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