Synopses & Reviews
Christopher and His Kind
covers the most memorable ten years in the writers lifefrom 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. When the book was published in 1976, readers were deeply impressed by the courageous candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, Heinz, from the Nazis.
An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains a classic in gay liberation literature and one of Isherwoods greatest achievements.
“Indispensable for admirers of this truly masterly writer.”
Peter Stansky, The New York Times Book Review
“The best prose writer in English. . . . The later Isherwood is even better than the early cameraman.”
Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books
An engrossing look into the literary, social, and political life of this literary icon during Isherwood's formative Berlin years (1929-1939).
About the Author
JAMES CLAMP is a young British actor and voiceover talent from London, England. He lives in New York.CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD (1902-1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in 20th-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than 20 books including the novels Prater Violet and a series of short stories, Goodbye to Berlin, that inspired the musical Cabaret.