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Christopher Isherwood in Los Angeles - Foto von Allan warren - wikimedia Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood
(* 26. August 1904 in High Lane, Cheshire, England; † 4. Januar 1986 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein britisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller.

Bekannt wurde er durch seine Berlin Stories, die Grundlage des Filmmusicals Cabaret wurden; seine Romane sind stark autobiografisch geprägt und beschreiben detailliert schwules Leben, insbesondere im Berlin der Zwischenkriegszeit. Im Alter war er einer der ersten literarischen Exponenten der Lesben- und Schwulenbewegung.

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Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy: The Animals

Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy: The Animals

Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. UK 2014, 528 pp., brochure, € 22.95
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Vintage
In 1952, Christopher Isherwood (the middle-aged British author of »Goodbye to Berlin«) met the Californian teenager Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach. Defying convention, the two created an enduring relationship out of that initial spark - living as an openly gay couple for more than three decades in the closeted world of Hollywood. »The Animals« is the testimony in ... Weiterlesen

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

UK 2014, 533 pp. with numerous colour + b/w illustrations, brochure, € 19.95
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Bloomsbury
»Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it’s known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don’t apply. It is as if all the conventions of sex and clothes and ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: The Condor and the Cows

Christopher Isherwood: The Condor and the Cows

A South American Travel Diary. USA 2013, 256 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Vintage
In September 1947, long before mass tourism and with no knowledge of Spanish, Christopher Isherwood and his lover Bill Caskey left for a six-month tour of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Isherwood's account of this journey, The Condor and the Cows, is one of very few classic travel books on South America and was among the books Isherwood considered ... Weiterlesen

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): The Animals. Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): The Animals. Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

USA 2013, 482 pp., hardbound, € 34.95
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Christopher Isherwood was the celebrated middle-aged English author of »Goodbye to Berlin« when he met the Californian teenager Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952. Defying convention, the two created an enduring relationship out of that initial spark - living as an openly gay couple for more than three decades in the closeted world of Hollywood. »The Animals« ... Weiterlesen

Jaime Harker: Middlebrow Queer

Jaime Harker: Middlebrow Queer

Christopher Isherwood in America. USA 2013, 203 pp, brochure, € 29.99
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University of Minnesota Press
How could one write about gay life for the mainstream public in Cold War America? Many midcentury gay American writers, hampered by external and internal censors, never managed to do it. But Christopher Isherwood did, and what makes his accomplishment more remarkable is that while he was negotiating his identity as a gay writer, he was reinventing himself as an ... Weiterlesen

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Last Journals, 1956-1984. USA 2013, 306 pp, brochure, € 24.95
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University of Wisconsin Press
From humble beginnings on a poor Wisconsin farm, Wescott eventually emerged as an influential poet and novelist. A major figure in the American literary expatriate community in Paris during the 1920s and a prominent American novelist in the years leading up to World War II, he spent a decade living abroad before relocating permanently to New York and New Jersey ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: The Memorial

Christopher Isherwood: The Memorial

UK 2012, 272 pp., brochure, € 14.95
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Vintage
With »The Memorial«, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, »The Memorial« portrays the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between his desire to emulate his heroic father, who led a life ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: Liberation

Christopher Isherwood: Liberation

Diaries 1970-1983. USA 2012, 875 pp., brochure, € 19.99
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Harper Collins
Until, by the 1980s, Christopher Isherwood was celebrated as the finest prose writer in English and the grand old man of gay liberation. In the final volume of his diaries, the capstone of a million-wood masterwork, Isherwood greets advancing age with humor and appetite for the new. Even aches, illnesses, and diminishing powers are clues to a predicament still unfathomed. ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Bram: Eminent Outlaws

Christopher Bram: Eminent Outlaws

The Gay Writers Who Changed America. USA 2012, 372 pp., hardbound, € 28.99
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Hachette
In the years following WWII a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Ed. by Katherine Bucknell. UK 2011, 1050 pp., brochure, € 28.95
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In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California, his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Klaus Mann, Charles Laughton, Lawrence ... Weiterlesen

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): Christopher Isherwood - The Sixties. Diaries, Vol. 2

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): Christopher Isherwood - The Sixties. Diaries, Vol. 2

1960-1969. USA 2011, 756 pp., pb., € 19.95
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The 2nd volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries opens on his 56th birthday, as the 50s give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. Isherwood takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of post-war gloom, to the racy cosmopolitanism of New York and to the raw Australian outback. He charts ... Weiterlesen

Geoffrey Sax (R): Christopher and His Kind

Geoffrey Sax (R): Christopher and His Kind

UK 2010, OF, 90 min., € 24.99
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Based on Christopher Isherwood's memoir »Christopher and His Kind«, this landmark BBC adaption gives a glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin with Nazism rapidly rising. A young wide-eyed Christopher is keen to escape repressive English society when his friend W.H. Auden invites him to come to Berlin where gay sex seems so easy to find ... Weiterlesen

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