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By James J. Berg,Chris Freeman

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and homosexual pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. recognized for his crisp type and his camera-like precision with aspect, Isherwood won status for his Berlin Stories, which served as resource fabric for the hit level musical and Academy Award–winning movie Cabaret. extra lately, his studies and occupation within the usa have obtained elevated consciousness. His novel A unmarried Man was once tailored into an Oscar-nominated movie; his lengthy dating with the artist Don Bachardy, with whom he shared an overtly homosexual way of life, was once the topic of an award-winning documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story; and his memoir, Christopher and His Kind, used to be tailored for the BBC.

Isherwood’s colourful trips took him from post–World warfare I England to Weimar Germany to ecu exile to Golden Age Hollywood to l. a. within the complete flower of homosexual liberation. After the ebook of his diaries, which run to multiple million phrases and span approximately a part century, it's attainable to totally check his effect. This choice of essays considers Isherwood’s diaries, his titanic own archive, and his released works and provides a multifaceted appreciation of a author who spent greater than 1/2 his lifestyles in southern California. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have introduced jointly the main informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to light up the craft of 1 of the singular figures of the 20th century. Isherwood, the yank, emerges from the shadow of his English acceptance to stake his declare as an important strength in overdue twentieth-century American tradition whose legacy maintains within the twenty-first century.

Contributors: Joshua Adair, Murray country U; Jamie Carr, Niagara U; Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania nation 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 country U, Pomona; Benjamin Kohlmann, U of Freiburg, Germany; Victor Marsh, U of Queensland; Tina Mascara; Stephen McCauley; Paul M. McNeil, Columbia U; Guido Santi, collage of the Canyons, California; Kyle Stevens, Brandeis U.

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