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Isherwood, Christopher 1904-1986

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The Berlin stories by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

240 editions published between 1935 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 3,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sally Bowles character was the subject of a play, I am a camera; and a musical, Cabaret
A single man by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

161 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him"--
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

311 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 1,794 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
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

142 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,720 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
Down there on a visit by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

104 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 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
A meeting by the river by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

78 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two English brothers meet, after a long separation, in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices. First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships - the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect."--Jacket
The song of God : Bhagavad-gita by Prabhavananda( Book )

78 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavad-Gita is the gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Here is a distinguished translation which can be read by every man and woman, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message which touches the most urgent personal and social problems of today. - Back cover
All the conspirators : a novel by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

89 editions published between 966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 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
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains Auden and Christopher Isherwood's dramatic extravaganzas The Dog Beneath the Skin, The Ascent of F 6, and On the Frontier. It also includes the two versions of Paid on Both Sides--which are so different as to constitute two works--and Auden's satiric revue The Dance of Death. Two plays appear in print for the first time, Auden and Isherwood's The Enemies of a Bishop and Auden's The Chase. Also included are Auden's prose and verse written for documentary films, a cabaret sketch, and an unpublished radio script. Many of the texts include poems by the young Auden that have never been published before. The extensive historical and textual notes trace the complex history of the production and revision of these plays, including full texts of rewritten scenes. During the years when these works were created, Auden moved from a "poetry of isolation" to more expansive and public writing. After he left Oxford at age twenty-one, during the summer of 1928, he wrote the tragicomic charade Paid on Both Sides. During the next ten years, until he left England for America, he created the increasingly ambitious works for stage, film, and broadcast that appear in this volume. The most important of these plays were written in collaboration with Isherwood. As the world political situation worsened, Isherwood and Auden's style combined the energy of popular entertainment with the urgency of sacramental ritual. --
Vedanta for the Western world by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

74 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sydney Harris
Lions and shadows : an education in the twenties by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

55 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische roman waarin de jonge jaren van de auteur in de Britse (Londen, Cambridge) jaren '20 worden beschreven
The world in the evening by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashbacks of the life of a sensitive, immature young man
The memorial : portrait of a family by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

68 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,040 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
Ramakrishna and his disciples by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Ramakrishna's unusual spiritual attainment, observed by many trustworthy witnesses less than a hundred years ago in a temple compound on the banks of the Ganges River just four miles from Calcutta
Exhumations : stories, articles, verses by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to a war by W. H Auden( Book )

41 editions published between 1939 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors describe their experiences traveling to China in 1938, and share their impressions of the Sino-Japanese War. --
The dog beneath the skin, or, Where is Francis? : a play in three acts by W. H Auden( Book )

68 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's hands by Aldous Huxley( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crippled woman who is cured by a healer has him fall in love, then unscrupulously exploits his talent to enrich herself. The novel is based on a film treatment which was written by Huxley and Isherwood while in Hollywood in the 1920s
The ascent of F6 : a tragedy in two acts by W. H Auden( Book )

81 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 771 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 )

24 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 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
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Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
A single manGoodbye to BerlinPrater VioletDown there on a visitA meeting by the riverThe song of God : Bhagavad-gitaAll the conspirators : a novelPlays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
Alternative Names
Bradshaw Isherwood, Christopher W.

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher W. 1904-1986

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher William

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher William, 1904-

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Christopher William 1904-1986

Christopher Isherwood

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Christophorus Isherwood

Išervud, Kristofer

Išervuds, Kristofers 1904-1986

ʾIšerwud, Qrisṭofer 1904-1986

Isherṿud, Khrisṭofer 1904-1986

Isherwood Christophe William Bradshaw

Isherwood Christopher

Isherwood, Christopher Bradshaw-

Isherwood, Christopher W. 1904-1986

Isherwood, Christopher W. Bradshaw

Isherwood, Christopher William 1904-1986

Isherwood, Christopher William Brads

Isherwood Christopher William Bradshaw

Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw 1904-

Isherwood Christopher William Bradshaw 1904-1986

Isherwood, Cristopher 1904-1986

Kristofer İşervud

Yixiuwude 1904-1986

Yixiuwude, Kelisituofu 1904-1986

Ишервуд, Кристофер

Ишервуд, Кристофер, 1904-1986

Кристофер Ишервуд

Крістофер Ішервуд

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אישרוד, כריסטופר

אישרווד, כריסטופר

אישרווד, כריסטופר 1904-1986

כריסטופר אישרווד

כריסטופר אישרווד סופר בריטי

كريستوفر إشيروود روائي إنجليزي

كريستوفر إيشروود، 1904-1986

کریستوفر ایشروود

کریستوفر ایشروود نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

ক্রিস্টোফার ইশারউড

이셔우드, 크리스토퍼 1904-1986

크리스토퍼 이셔우드


イシャウッド, C.



克里斯多福·伊舍伍 英國小說家

衣修午德 1904-1986

衣修午德, 克里斯托弗 1904-1986