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The Isherwood Century

Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Isherwood, Christopher - Prose & Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • English,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Historical - British,
  • Literary,
  • Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies,
  • Isherwood, Christopher,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • 1904-,
  • 1904-1986,
  • 20th century,
  • Authors, English,
  • Biography,
  • Isherwood, Christopher,

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJames J. Berg (Editor), Chris Freeman (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10317042M
    ISBN 100299167003
    ISBN 109780299167004


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Compiled by scholars Berg and Freeman, The Isherwood Century contains twenty-four essays and interviews that have been selected to present the life and work of this literary icon.

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; 24 cm. Other contributors Berg, James J. Isherwood's story centers on the production of the vacuous fictional melodrama Prater Violet, set in 19th-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the novel features the vivid portraits of imperious, passionate, and witty Austrian director Friedrich Bergmann and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter: the fictionalized.

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Christopher Isherwood () was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from to and immigrated to the United States in A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.