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The Resource The American Isherwood, James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, editors ; foreword by Stephen McCauley

The American Isherwood, James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, editors ; foreword by Stephen McCauley

Label
The American Isherwood
Title
The American Isherwood
Statement of responsibility
James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, editors ; foreword by Stephen McCauley
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6017.S5
LC item number
Z628 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Berg, James J.
  • Freeman, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Literature and society
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The American Isherwood, James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, editors ; foreword by Stephen McCauley
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword: Outside the Frame -- Introduction: An American Outsider -- PART I. A SINGLE MAN AND LOS ANGELES CULTURE IN THE 1960s -- 1 A Single Man and the American Maurice -- 2 Labor of Love: Making Chris & Don -- 3 Working through Grief in the Drafts of A Single Man -- 4 Writing the Unspeakable in A Single Man and Mrs. Dalloway -- 5 A Whole without Transcendence: Isherwood, Woolf, and the Aesthetics of Connection -- 6 Ford Does Isherwood -- 7 A Real Diamond: The Multicultural World of A Single Man -- PART II. THE RELIGIOUS WRITER -- 8 Isherwood and the Psycho-geography of Home -- 9 Isherwood and Huxley: The Novel as Mystic Fable -- 10 Down Where on a Visit? Isherwood's Mythology of Self -- 11 A Phone Call by the River -- 12 "Give me devotion . . . even against my will": Christopher Isherwood and India -- 13 Spiritual Searching in Isherwood's Artistic Production -- PART III. A WRITER AT ODDS WITH HIMSELF IN COLD WAR AMERICA -- 14 Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward -- 15 Huxley and Isherwood: The California Years -- 16 The Celebrity Effect: Isherwood, Hollywood, and the Performance of Self -- 17 A Writer at Work: The Isherwood Archive -- 18 Pulp Isherwood: Cheap Paperbacks and Queer Cold War Readers -- 19 Not Satisfied with the Ending: Connecting The World in the Evening to Maurice -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
904249299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt135890d
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904249299
Label
The American Isherwood, James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, editors ; foreword by Stephen McCauley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword: Outside the Frame -- Introduction: An American Outsider -- PART I. A SINGLE MAN AND LOS ANGELES CULTURE IN THE 1960s -- 1 A Single Man and the American Maurice -- 2 Labor of Love: Making Chris & Don -- 3 Working through Grief in the Drafts of A Single Man -- 4 Writing the Unspeakable in A Single Man and Mrs. Dalloway -- 5 A Whole without Transcendence: Isherwood, Woolf, and the Aesthetics of Connection -- 6 Ford Does Isherwood -- 7 A Real Diamond: The Multicultural World of A Single Man -- PART II. THE RELIGIOUS WRITER -- 8 Isherwood and the Psycho-geography of Home -- 9 Isherwood and Huxley: The Novel as Mystic Fable -- 10 Down Where on a Visit? Isherwood's Mythology of Self -- 11 A Phone Call by the River -- 12 "Give me devotion . . . even against my will": Christopher Isherwood and India -- 13 Spiritual Searching in Isherwood's Artistic Production -- PART III. A WRITER AT ODDS WITH HIMSELF IN COLD WAR AMERICA -- 14 Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward -- 15 Huxley and Isherwood: The California Years -- 16 The Celebrity Effect: Isherwood, Hollywood, and the Performance of Self -- 17 A Writer at Work: The Isherwood Archive -- 18 Pulp Isherwood: Cheap Paperbacks and Queer Cold War Readers -- 19 Not Satisfied with the Ending: Connecting The World in the Evening to Maurice -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
904249299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt135890d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904249299

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