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Where Joy Resides: A Christopher Isherwood Reader

Where Joy Resides: A Christopher Isherwood Reader
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Author: Christopher Isherwood
Edited by: Don Bachardy and James P. White
Introduction by: Gore Vidal
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 432
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 081664082-3
ISBN-13: 9780816640829

About the Book:

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

Where Joy Resides is a selection of the finest writing by Christopher Isherwood.

Best known for The Berlin Stories — the inspiration for the Tony and Academy Award–winning musical Cabaret — Christopher Isherwood was a major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement. This collection presents two complete novels, Prater Violet (1945) and A Single Man (1964); episodes from three other novels, Goodbye to Berlin (1939), Down There on a Visit (1962), and Lions and Shadows (1938); and excerpts from his nonfiction works, Exhumations (1966), Kathleen and Frank (1971), and My Guru and His Disciple (1980).

What people say:

"The late Christopher Isherwood was a writer with exceptional powers of observation. An excellent anthology." — Los Angeles Times

"Excellent." — BookForum

"Isherwood is the best prose writer in English." — Gore Vidal

About the Authors:

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.

Don Bachardy, Isherwood's longtime partner, is a painter and writer living in Santa Monica, California. His books include Last Drawings of Christopher Isherwood (1991) and Stars in My Eyes (2000).

James P. White is a novelist who directs the creative writing program at the University of South Alabama.

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