Lions and shadows: An education in the twenties

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In 1938 the legendary Hogarth Press published the first of Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical writings, Lions and Shadows. The book evokes the atmosphere of Cambridge as Isherwood knew it and describes his life as a tutor, a medical student, and a struggling writer. Above all, Lions and Shadows is a captivating account of a young novelist's development in the literary culture of 1920s Cambridge and London and of his experiences as he forged lifelong friendships with his peers W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Edward Upward.

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Christopher Isherwood (1902–1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

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Isherwood released this first of several autobiographical writings at the ripe old age of 34. In it he chronicles his life at Cambridge, where, though technically a medical student, he began his writing career. Isherwood knew many of the upcoming writers of the 1920s, so this includes his observations on W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and others.
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