Christopher and His Kind
Isherwood's candid memoir of his life in 1930s Berlin. A seminal book of gay liberation which made him the grand old man of the movement.
Paperback$12.95 RRPISBN: 9780099561071Published: 16/01/2013Imprint: Vintage ClassicsExtent: 384 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781446468883Published: 01/11/2012Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 384 pages
In November 1929, Christopher Isherwood - determined to become a 'permanent foreigner' - packed a rucksack and two suitcases and left England on a one-way ticket for Berlin. With incredible candour and wit, Isherwood recalls the decadence of Berlin's night scene and his route to sexual liberation. As the Nazis rise to power, Isherwood describes his dramatic struggle to save his partner Heinz from the persecution the Third Reich.
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"Pepys of the bohemian quarter" - New York Sun
"The best prose writer in English" - Gore Vidal
"Indispensable for admirers of this truly masterly writer" - New York Times
"Christopher and His Kind is written with the lucidity, the intelligence, and the wit that we have come to expect from Isherwood at his best" - New Statesman
"Christopher Isherwood is back in vogue" - Independent
"That young man holds the future of the English novel in his hands" - Somerset W. Maugham