Christopher Isherwood

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Isherwood in 1973

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was a British-American novelist and playwright.

He also wrote plays such as The Dog Beneath the Skin (1935), The Ascent of F6 (1936), On the Frontier (1939), The Berlin Stories (1945).

Isherwood was born on 26 August 1904 in Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire, England. He studied at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and King's College London.

Isherwood was partners with Heinz Neddermeyer from 1932 until 1937. He was partners with Don Bachardy from 1953 until Isherwood's death in 1986.

Isherwood died on 4 January 1986 from prostate cancer in Santa Monica, California. He was 81 years old.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Isherwood Exhibit at the Huntington Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  • W.I. Scobie (Spring 1974). "Christopher Isherwood, The Art of Fiction No. 49". The Paris Review.
  • Christopher Isherwood Biography
  • Christopher Isherwood Foundation
  • Christopher Isherwood Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • "Huxley on Huxley". Dir. Mary Ann Braubach. Cinedigm, 2010. DVD.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Where Joy Resides An Isherwood Reader
  • "Cabaret Berlin" Information on Christopher Isherwood and the entertainment of the Weimar era
  • Christopher Isherwood on IMDb