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Stathis Orphanos Christopher Isherwood Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 31 works in 97 publications in 6 languages and 9,794 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  History  Drama  Biographies  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Novels  Bildungsromans 
Classifications: PR6017.S5, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Stathis Orphanos Christopher Isherwood Collection (Library of Congress)
Lions and shadows : an education in the twenties by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1938 and 1977 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische roman waarin de jonge jaren van de auteur in de Britse (Londen, Cambridge) jaren '20 worden beschreven
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1945 and 1978 in English and German and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book Violet concerns the filming of an unashamedly romantic and commercial musical about old Vienna. It is a stinging satirical novel about the film industry, trifling studio feuds, and the fatuous movie Prater Violet, which, ironically, counterpoints the tragic events on the world stage as Hitler's lengthening shadow falls over the real Vienna of the thirties. At its center are vivid portraits of the mocking genius Friedrich Bergmann, the imperious, dazzlingly witty Austrian director, and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter-the fictionalized Christopher Isherwood
The Berlin stories by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sally Bowles character was the subject of a play, I am a camera; and a musical, Cabaret
Down there on a visit by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Isherwood originally intended Down There on a Visit to be part of The Lost, the unfinished epic novel that would also incorporate his famous Berlin Stories. Tracing many of the same themes as that earlier work, this novel is a bemused, sometimes acid portrait of people caught in private sexual hells of their own making. Its four episodes are connected by four narrators. All are called "Christopher Isherwood, " but each is a different character inhabiting a new setting: Berlin in 1928, the Greek Isles in 1933, London in 1938, and California in 1940. Down There on a Visit is a major work that shows Isherwood at the height of his literary powers
Journey to a war by W. H Auden( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1973 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors describe their experiences traveling to China in 1938, and share their impressions of the Sino-Japanese War. -- Amazon.com
The memorial : portrait of a family by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Memorial traces the dissolution of a tradition-bound gentry family and in the process documents the continuing effects of the Great War on English society
The dog beneath the skin, or, Where is Francis? : a play in three acts by W. H Auden( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1968 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am a camera : a play in three acts by John Van Druten( Book )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1954 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play, inspired by Isherwood's stories, was a partial basis for the film musical "Cabaret" starring Liza Minneli. The story-line centers on the activities of a group of music hall entertainers in Nazi Germany prior to WWII
The world in the evening by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashbacks of the life of a sensitive, immature young man
A single man by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, the protagonist, is adjusting to life on his own after the sudden death of his partner, and determines to persist in the routines of his daily life; the course of A Single Man spans twenty-four hours in an ordinary day. An Englishman and a professor living in suburban Southern California, he is an outsider in every way, and his internal reflections and interactions with others reveal a man who loves being alive despite everyday injustices and loneliness. Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, this novel catches the texture of life itself
The Condor and the Cows : a South American travel-diary by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the few classic works of South American travel, now available in paperback with a new foreword by Jeffrey Meyers and additional photographs by Isherwood's lover, Bill Caskey. Isherwood frankly depicts the squalor and discomforts of his journey--as he wrote he was very skeptical about the book but later came to regard it as one of his best
The ascent of F6 : a tragedy in two acts by W. H Auden( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play tells the story of Michael Ransom, a climber, who, against his better judgement, accepts the offer of the British press and government to sponsor an expedition to the peak of F6, a mountain on the border of a British colony and a colony of the fictional country of Ostnia. Ransom is destroyed by his haste to complete the expedition ahead of the Ostnian climbers."--wikipedia website
Intimate journals by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 1969 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra, compuesta por un conjunto de anotaciones que el autor realizó entre 1859 y 1866, constituye una introducción al pensamiento vivo de Baudelaire, demostrando una vez más esa noción central de que un arte logrado es aquel capaz de materializar las más personales intuiciones a la vez que de hacerse coherente con un pensamiento implícito, no siempre visible, pero activo
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires? this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and?divinely decadent? Sally Bowles; plump Fraulein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Buste to relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers."--Back cover
On the frontier : a melodrama in three acts by W. H Auden( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the conspirators : a novel by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1928 and 1976 in English and Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A timeless story of decaying middle-class English life after WWI and the generation that tried to escape its values. Christopher Isherwood was only twenty-one when he began his first novel, All the Conspirators. in his introduction to the American edition, Isherwood explains: "All the Conspirators records a minor engagement in what Shelley calls 'the great war between the old and young.' And what a war it was!" in many ways this novel (like the classic Berlin Stories) is a period piece growing out of a particular historical situation-clashes between parents and children with all their passionate moral struggles. Isherwood's vivid portrayal of an older generation trying to hold on while a younger generation tries to wrench free still resonates and disarms."--Goodreads
Sally Bowles by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Mr. Norris by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1964 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Norris spent days in almost orgiastic luxury with his wealthy friends, and nights in squalid cellar-clubs with fellow conspirators plotting the overthrow of a government"--Inside front cover
The ascent of F.6 and On the frontier by W. H Auden( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condor and the cows by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In September 1947, long before mass tourism and with no knowledge of Spanish, Christopher Isherwood and William Caskey left for a six-month tour of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. [This book] is Isherwood's unsentimental and ... rich account of that journey, during which he bumped into a handful of old acquaintances on a brand-new continent."--Back cover
 
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The Berlin stories
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Journey to a warThe dog beneath the skin, or, Where is Francis? : a play in three acts
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Isherwood Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. Stathis Orphanos Christopher Isherwood Collection

Orphanos Christopher Isherwood Collection (Library of Congress)

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