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The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood

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Stars in My Eyes is a revealing and entertaining collection of celebrity portraits, rendered both in acute drawings and in finely observed prose. In the 1970s and 1980s, internationally known artist Don Bachardy made portraits from life, depicting the actors, writers, artists, composers, directors, and Hollywood elite that he and his partner Christopher Isherwood knew. He then made detailed notes about these portrait sittings in the journal he has kept for more than forty years. The result is a unique document: we enter the mind of the artist as he records the images and behavior of his celebrity subjects—from Ruby Keeler and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson and Linda Ronstadt—during their often intense collaboration with him.

 

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Best known for Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for the award- winning musical Cabaret, Christopher Isherwood has been considered both a literary and a gay pioneer. These essays and interviews shed light on Isherwood's life and work, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence. Mixing critiques with personal reminiscences, the collection includes an essay and drawings by Don Bachardy, Isherwood's partner, recollections by celebrated authors, and memoirs by contemporaries. Includes b&w photos and drawings. Berg teaches English at the University of Maine. Freeman teaches English at St. John's University.
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Called “the best English prose writer of this century” by Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood is best known for Goodbye to Berlin—the inspiration for the musical Cabaret—but is also the author of plays, novels, and diaries. The Isherwood Century gathers twenty-four essays and interviews offering a fresh, in-depth view of Isherwood, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence as both a literary and a gay pioneer.

About the Author

Don Bachardy lives in Santa Monica, California. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of many major art museums, including the Metropolitan in New York, the de Young in San Francisco, the Fogg in Cambridge, the Smithsonian in Washington, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has published six other books of his drawings, including Christopher Isherwood: Last Drawings and Drawings of the Male Nude, and he is coeditor of Where Joy Resides: A Christopher Isherwood Reader.

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Illustrations

Introduction

Bette Davis

Myrna Loy

Paulette Goddard

Alice Faye

Ruby Keeler

Ginger Rogers

Aaron Copland

Joan Blondell

Ingrid Bergman

Alec Guiness

Peter Pears

Charlotte Rampling

Joan Fontaine

Maggie Smith

Louise Brooks

James Merrill

Barbara Stanwyck

Olivia de Havilland

Mia Farrow

Linda Ronstadt

Irwin Shaw

Iris Murdoch

Henry Fonda

William Wyler

Vincente Minnelli

Laurence Olivier

Julian Schnabel

Ellsworth Kelly

Jill St. John

Allen Ginsberg

Jack Nicholson

Helmut Newton

Jerry Brown

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780299167004
Subtitle:
Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood
Editor:
Berg, James J.
Introduction:
Freeman, Chris
Foreword by:
Maupin, Armistead
Foreword:
Maupin, Armistead
Editor:
Berg, James J.
Editor:
Freeman, Chris
Editor:
Berg, James J.; Freeman, Chris
Author:
Freeman, Chris
Author:
Bachardy, Don
Author:
Berg, James J.
Foreword:
Maupin, Armistead
Introduction:
Freeman, Chris
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Isherwood, christopher, 1904-1986
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Isherwood, Christopher
Subject:
American
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20000323
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Called “the best English prose writer of this century” by Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood is best known for Goodbye to Berlin—the inspiration for the musical Cabaret—but is also the author of plays, novels, and diaries. The Isherwood Century gathers twenty-four essays and interviews offering a fresh, in-depth view of Isherwood, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence as both a literary and a gay pioneer.
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