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Isherwood published his first book in 1928 and his last in 1983. This selection contains long sections from six of Isherwood's books, including "Goodbye to Berlin" and "My Guru and his Disciple" as well as the complete text of "Prater Violet" and "A Single Man".
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Isherwood's mercurial, impressionable style, as reflected in this omnibus of his fiction, essays and memoirs, was a perfect vehicle for capturing a generation's loss of innocence and the impact of historical traumas on personal consciousness. Included are two complete novelettes. One, Prater Violet (1945), features witty, expansive Viennese film director Friedrich Bergmann, given to dark, apocalyptic broodings; the other, A Single Man (1964), recounting one day in the life of an unhinged Los Angeles college teacher, combines brutal introspection and precise observations of Americans' "symbolic" lifestyles. In perceptive essays, Isherwood calls Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island a "superpotboiler" and refutes the notion that Katherine Mansfield was a "feminine" writer. Also here are reminiscences of his father, killed in WW I; an account of his friendship with W. H. Auden; and encounters with Swami Prabhavananda, his California guru.
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"The late Christopher Isherwood was a writer with exceptional powers of observation. . . . An excellent anthology."
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Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1991. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780413661708
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