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Christopher and His Kind

Nonfiction: Memoir / Literary / GLTB
Unabridged   10.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/05/2010

Christopher and His Kind

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Audio CD ISBN:9781615730728
Digital Download ISBN:9781615730735


An engrossing look into the literary, social, and political life of this literary icon during Isherwood’s formative Berlin years (1929-1939).

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Product Description

Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer’s life—from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. When the book was published in 1976, readers were deeply impressed by the courageous candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, Heinz, from the Nazis.

An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains a classic in gay liberation literature and one of Isherwood’s greatest achievements.


“Indispensable for admirers of this truly masterly writer.”
      —Peter Stansky, The New York Times Book Review

“In telling the truth about himself, [Isherwood] ultimately transcends the limits of autobiography to write what is, in effect, another novel.”
      —Paul Piazza, The Washington Post

Author Bio

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD(1902-1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in 20th-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than 20 books including the novels Prater Violet and a series of short stories, Goodbye to Berlin, that inspired the musical Cabaret.

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