The Isherwood Century by James J. Berg
Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood

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Called “the best English prose writer of this century” by Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood is best known for Goodbye to Berlin—the inspiration for the musical Cabaret—but is also the author of plays, novels, and diaries. The Isherwood Century gathers twenty-four essays and interviews offering a fresh, in-depth view of Isherwood, his literary legacy, and his continuing influence as both a literary and a gay pioneer.
 

About James J. Berg

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Berg is the program director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Chris Freeman is Emeritus Professor at SPRU, University of Sussex. After studying at the London School of Economics, he later took up the position of Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London (1959-66) before becoming Director of the Science Policy ResearchUnit at the University of Susex (1966-81). His most recent position was Visiting Professor at the University of Limburg in Maastricht (1986-96). He is the author of numerous books including 'The Economics of Industrial Innovation' (with L. Soete, Pinter, 1997); 'Work for All or Mass Unemployment: Computerised Technical Change into the 21st Century' (with L. Soete, Pinter, 1994); and 'Technology and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan' (Pinter, 1987). Francisco Louca is Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Management at the ISEG, Lisbon. He obtained his Ph.D. inEconomics at the University of Lisbon under the supervision of Chris Freeman, subsequently publishing his thesis in both English and Portuguese ('Turbulence in Economics', Edward Elgar 1997). In 1999 he was elected Member of Parliament in Portugal, and serves in the Economic and BudgetaryCommission.
 
Published March 23, 2000 by University of Wisconsin Press. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Essayists cover the writer's influence and unstable place in English and American literature, his spiritual beliefs (especially the influence of Vedanta, a branch of Hinduism based on the ancient teachings of the Vedas, on his life and work) and his personal life.

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ForeWord Reviews

Respected for his work and admired for his personality, Isherwood has always been considered both a literary and a gay pioneer.

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Carlin Romano

The lectures are collected in Isherwood on Writing, published by the University of Minnesota Press, which has reprinted many of Isherwood's works, including A Single Man.

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