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The Memorial

The Memorial
Your Price: $20.50 CDN
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Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 296
Pub. Date: 1999
ISBN-10: 081663369X
ISBN-13: 9780816633692
About the Book:

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

A lively, ironic portrayal of England in the 1920s.

With The Memorial, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, The Memorial portrays the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between his desire to emulate his heroic father, who led a life of quiet sacrifice before dying in the war, and his envy for his father's great friend Edward Blake, who survived the war only to throw himself into gay life in Berlin and the pursuit of meaningless relationships.

What people say:

"Only now that Isherwood is dead can the pattern be seen clearly in a life that ranged restlessly from Oxbridge skeptic to Hindu disciple, from literary collaborator with W. H. Auden to Boswell of prewar Britain and postwar Hollywood…. His novels and nonfiction now all seem to be chapters of one enormous work in which he is the major character." — The Guardian

"A genuine interpretation of the times." — Frank Kermode

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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