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Christopher Isherwood


Born
in Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire, England, The United Kingdom
August 26, 1904

Died
January 04, 1986

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British-born American writer Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood portrayed Berlin in the early 1930s in his best known works, such as Goodbye to Berlin (1939), the basis for the musical Cabaret (1966). Isherwood was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, autobiographer, and diarist.

With W.H. Auden he wrote three plays— The Dog Beneath the Skin (1932), The Ascent of F6 (1936), and On the Frontier (1938). Isherwood tells the story in his first autobiography, Lions and Shadows .

After Isherwood wrote joke answers on his second-year exams, Cambridge University in 1925 asked him to leave. He briefly attended medical school and progressed with his first two novels, All the Conspirators (1928) and The Memorial (1932)
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A Single Man

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Goodbye to Berlin

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The Berlin Stories

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Mr Norris Changes Trains

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Christopher and His Kind

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Prater Violet

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Down There On a Visit

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A Meeting by the River

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The World In The Evening

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Lions and Shadows: An Educa...

3.78 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1938 — 28 editions
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“One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself.”
Christopher Isherwood

“Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space, standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove, squeezing past each other on the narrow stairs, shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror, constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love – think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them!”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

“But now isn’t simply now. Now is also a cold reminder: one whole day later than yesterday, one year later than last year. Every now is labeled with its date, rendering all past nows obsolete, until — later of sooner — perhaps — no, not perhaps — quite certainly: it will come.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

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