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An indispensable memoir by one of the most prominent writers of his generation

Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writers 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 Am a Camera and Cabaret.

     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, Christopher and His Kind remains one of Isherwoods greatest achievements.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374535223
Author:
Isherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
lgbt
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.87 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Gay and Lesbian
Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

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