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Lost Years

A Memoir, 1945-1951

Lost Years( )
Author: Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN:978-0-06-118001-9
Publication Date:Sep 2000
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:HarperCollins
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

The English writer Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood film studios, teaching English to European refugees, and converting to Hinduism. By the time the war ended, he realized he was not cut out to be a monk. With his self-imposed wartime vigil behind him, he careened into a life of frantic socializing, increasing dissipation, anxiety, and, eventually, despair.For nearly a half decade he all but ceased to write fiction and...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 x 1.437 Inches
Book Weight:1.8 Pounds
Author Biography
Isherwood, Christopher (Author)
Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986.

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