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Berg, James J.

Works: 8 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 3,066 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6017.S5, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James J Berg
Isherwood on writing by Christopher Isherwood( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme "A Writer and His World." During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft--on writing for film, theater, and novels--and on spirituality. Isherwood on Writing brings these public addresses together to reveal a distinctly--and surprisingly--American Isherwood. Given at a critical time in Isherwood's career, these lectures mark the era when he turned from fiction to memoir. In free-flowing, wide-ranging discussions, he reflects on such topics as why writers write, what makes a novel great, and what influenced his own work. Isherwood talks about his working relationship with W. H. Auden; his literary friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, and Somerset Maugham; and his work in the film industry in London and Hollywood. He also explores uncharted territory in candid comments on his own work, something not contained in his diaries. Isherwood on Writing uncovers an important and often-misunderstood time in Isherwood's life in America. The lectures present, in James J. Berg's words, "an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story." A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) is the author of many books, including A Single Man and Down There on a Visit, available from Minnesota
The American Isherwood by James J Berg( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his Berlin Stories, which served as source material for the hit stage musical and Academy Award-winning film Cabaret. More recently, his experiences and career in the United States have received increased attention. His novel A Single Man was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film; his long relationship with the artist Don Bachardy, with whom he shared an openly gay lifestyle, was the subject of an award-winning documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story; and his memoir, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted for the BBC. Isherwood's colorful journeys took him from post-World War I England to Weimar Germany to European exile to Golden Age Hollywood to Los Angeles in the full flower of gay liberation. After the publication of his diaries, which run to more than one million words and span nearly a half century, it is possible to fully assess his influence. This collection of essays considers Isherwood's diaries, his vast personal archive, and his published works and offers a multifaceted appreciation of a writer who spent more than half of his life in southern California. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have brought together the most informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to illuminate the craft of one of the singular figures of the twentieth century. Isherwood, the American, emerges from the shadow of his English reputation to stake his claim as a significant force in late twentieth-century American culture whose legacy continues in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Joshua Adair, Murray State U; Jamie Carr, Niagara U; Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania State U; Niladri Chatterjee, U of Kalyani, India; Lisa Colletta, American U of Rome; Lois Cucullu, U of Minnesota; Mario Faraone; Peter Edgerly Firchow; Rebecca Gordon Stewart; William R. Handley, U of Southern California; Jaime Harker, U of Mississippi; Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library; Carola M. Kaplan, California State U, Pomona; Benjamin Kohlmann, U of Freiburg, Germany; Victor Marsh, U of Queensland; Tina Mascara; Stephen McCauley; Paul M. McNeil, Columbia U; Guido Santi, College of the Canyons, California; Kyle Stevens, Brandeis U."--
The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher Isherwood by James J Berg( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for Goodbye to Berlin - the inspiration for the Tony and Oscar award-winning musical Cabaret - Christopher Isherwood has always been considered both a literary and a gay pioneer." "In The Isherwood Century, editors James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have gathered twenty-four essays and interviews on Christopher Isherwood's life and work. The volume, the first of its kind on Isherwood, offers a fresh, in-depth view of the author, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence."--Jacket
Conversations with Christopher Isherwood by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isherwood in transit by James J Berg( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New perspectives on Christopher Isherwood as a searching and transnational writer"--
Love, West Hollywood : reflections of Los Angeles( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Los Angeles' gay history is often overshadowed by the mystique of Hollywood, as well as the notion that the gay community was centred in the City by the Bay or the Big Apple. Now, this belief is dispelled in this collection of thoughtful and interesting essays on the significance of the gay community in LA
Population assessment of the gulf of mexico sturgeon in the Yellow River, Florida by James J Berg( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: The Gulf of Mexico sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi, is an anadramous species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1991. The Gulf of Mexico sturgeon is a subspecies of the Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, and is found in coastal rivers of the Gulf of Mexico ranging from the Pearl River, Louisiana, to the west and Suwannee River, Florida, to the east. I conducted a three-year tagging study to estimate population size, growth, mortality and age composition for sturgeon in the Yellow River. Capture probabilities and population size were estimated using Program MARK and a Cormack-Jolly-Seber model. Total mortality of Gulf of Mexico sturgeon was estimated using a Beverton-Holt mortality equation and a catch curve. Growth rate was determined from annuli on the marginal pectoral fin-ray
Flyingfish Spawning (Parexocoetus brachypterus) in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico by Philip W Stevens( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.17 for Flyingfish ... to 1.00 for Flyingfish ...)

The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher Isherwood
The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher IsherwoodConversations with Christopher IsherwoodLove, West Hollywood : reflections of Los Angeles
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