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A deeply personal novel in which Isherwood profoundly reckoned with his sexuality and how it shaped him

Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the period of The Berlin Stories), the Greek isles in the early 1930s, London in the late 1930s, and California in 1940—this acclaimed novel explores Isherwoods fundamental concerns with the choice of a way of life, and its implications for love, sex, spirituality, and self-fulfillment.

     Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts his life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism.

     This is the beginning of a multiyear plan to reissue all of Isherwoods best work, culminating with the publication of a definitive new biography in 2015.

Synopsis:

Bremen, 1928. The Greek Islands, 1932. London, 1938. California, 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators all named Christopher Isherwood. Here are the postcards home from a spiritual tourist looking for a new mode of life as well as a new place to live while Europe, and then the world, moves relentlessly toward war. Which of the guides he encounters can lead him to a better future? The businessman, the utopian, the guru, the geisha?

 

Published in 1962, Down There on a Visit is based on material from a proposed epic that would also have incorporated The Berlin Stories. It is now widely regarded as the most accomplished of Isherwoods novels.

 

Synopsis:

Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the time period of the Berlin Stories), the Greek Isles in the early 1930s, London in the late 1930s and California in 1940—this acclaimed novel explores Isherwoods fundamental concerns with the choice of a way of life, and its implications for love, sex, spirituality and self-fulfillment.

Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwoods life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism.

About the Author

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was born outside Manchester, England. He lived in

Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374533809
Author:
Isherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Gay
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.81 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction

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Product details 320 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374533809 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bremen, 1928. The Greek Islands, 1932. London, 1938. California, 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators all named Christopher Isherwood. Here are the postcards home from a spiritual tourist looking for a new mode of life as well as a new place to live while Europe, and then the world, moves relentlessly toward war. Which of the guides he encounters can lead him to a better future? The businessman, the utopian, the guru, the geisha?

 

Published in 1962, Down There on a Visit is based on material from a proposed epic that would also have incorporated The Berlin Stories. It is now widely regarded as the most accomplished of Isherwoods novels.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the time period of the Berlin Stories), the Greek Isles in the early 1930s, London in the late 1930s and California in 1940—this acclaimed novel explores Isherwoods fundamental concerns with the choice of a way of life, and its implications for love, sex, spirituality and self-fulfillment.

Published in 1959, when Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwoods life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism.

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