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The Resource Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951, Christopher Isherwood ; edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell

Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951, Christopher Isherwood ; edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell

Label
Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951
Title
Lost years
Title remainder
a memoir, 1945-1951
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Isherwood ; edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The English writer Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood film studios, teaching English to European refugees, and converting to Hinduism. By the time the war ended, he realized he was not cut out to be a monk. With his self-imposed wartime vigil behind him, he careened into a life of frantic socializing, increasing dissipation, anxiety, and, eventually, despair. For nearly a half decade he all but ceased to write fiction and even abandoned his lifelong habit of keeping a diary." "This is Isherwood's own account, reconstructed from datebooks, letters, and memory nearly thirty years later, of his experience during those missing years: his activities in Santa Monica, and also in New York and London, just after the war. Begun in 1971, in a postsixties atmosphere of liberation, Lost Years includes explicit details of his romantic and sexual relationships during the 1940s and unveils a hidden and sometimes shocking way of life shared with friends and acquaintances - many of whom were well-known artists, actors, and film-makers. Not until the 1951 Broadway success of I Am a Camera, adapted from his Berlin stories, did Isherwood begin to reclaim control of his talents and of his future."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1986
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isherwood, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 828/.91203
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6017.S5
LC item number
Z468 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bucknell, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Authors, English
  • British
Label
Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951, Christopher Isherwood ; edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44945030
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780061180019
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00712869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Label
Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951, Christopher Isherwood ; edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44945030
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780061180019
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00712869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.

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