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Christopher and His Kind

Author: Isherwood, Christopher

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Format:Paper Textbook

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Christopher and His Kind : <p><b>An indispensable memoir by one of the most prominent writers of his generation</b><br /> <br /> <br /> Originally published in 1976,<i>Christopher and His Kind</i> covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life--from 1928, when Christopher Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. His friends and colleagues during this time included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and E. M. Forster, as well as colorful figures he met in Germany and later fictionalized in his two Berlin novels--and who appeared again, fictionalized to an even greater degree, in <i>I Am a Camera</i> and <i>Cabaret</i>.<br /> <br /> What most impressed the first readers of this memoir, however, was the candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, a German man named Heinz, from the Nazis. An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world,<i>Christopher and His Kind</i> remains one of Isherwood's greatest achievements.</p>


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Biography & Autobiography   Literary

ISBN 13:9780374535223
ISBN 10:0374535221
Format:Paper Textbook
Language:English
Pages:340
Size:8.31" l x 5.43" w x 0.96" h
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