Christopher Isherwood inside out

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Christopher Isherwood inside out

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Author :   Katherine Bucknell
Publisher :   Chatto & Windus
Published :   20/06/2024
ISBN :   9780701186388
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   1168
Size (mm) :   242x162x42
Weight (g) :   975

Here is an engrossing biography of the man whose writings about 1930s Berlin made him famous. Christopher Isherwood rejected the life he was born to and set out to make a different one. Heir to an English estate, he flunked out of university, moved to... Read more
 
Here is an engrossing biography of the man whose writings about 1930s Berlin made him famous. Christopher Isherwood rejected the life he was born to and set out to make a different one. Heir to an English estate, he flunked out of university, moved to Berlin, was driven through Europe by the Nazis, and circled the globe before finally settling in Hollywood. There he adopted a new religion and continued to form the friendships - including an astounding number of romantic and sexual ones, often with other celebrated artists - through which he discovered himself. Isherwood repeatedly fictionalised his friends and himself - from the detached 'Christopher Isherwood' of Goodbye to Berlin to George, the unapologetic middle-aged lover of men, in 'A Single Man', and the boldly out narrator of 'Christopher and His Kind'.