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Prater Violet

Prater Violet
Your Price: $18.99 CDN
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Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 144
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0816638616
ISBN-13: 9780816638611

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

The classic novel on the golden era of film.

Originally published in 1945, Christopher Isherwood's Prater Violet is a stingingly satirical novel about the film industry. It centers around the production of the vacuous fictional melodrama Prater Violet, set in nineteenth-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the 1930s. The novel features the vivid portraits of imperious, passionate, and witty Austrian director Friedrich Bergmann and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter – the fictionalized Christopher Isherwood.

What people say:

"Prater Violet, in my view, is one of the best short novels in English written in this century." — Stanley Kauffmann

"Prater Violet is the most charming novel I have read in a long time… a novel about movie writers, which is yet a novel about the life of every serious artist." — Diana Trilling

"A deliberate historical parable. Prater Violet resembles the episodes in Goodbye to Berlin and keeps up the same high level of excellence." — Edmund Wilson

About the Author:

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was a British-born American writer who worked in many genres, including fiction, drama, film, travel, and autobiography. He was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

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