American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw 1904-1986. British-born American writer best known for his portrayals of Berlin in the early 1930s in works such as Goodbye to Berlin (1939), which became the basis for the musical Cabaret (1966).
- n. United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
“Once Isherwood is in California, the book begins to approximate Parker's insightful (and leaner) 1989 biography of the editor and memoirist J.R. Ackerley.”
“(Hitler, the biographer convinces us, could never hold a candle to Kathleen in Isherwood's demonology.)”
“Isherwood is perhaps best known through the 1972 Bob Fosse film Caberet with Liza Minnelli and Michael York which is based on Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin.”
“The novel by Christopher Isherwood is one of the most touching, fully realized works of gay fiction I’ve read.”
“Still, Mr. Isherwood is quite comfortable telling the world blithely that Rain is utterly devoid of "authenticity.”
“It comes closer to capturing the decadence of end-of-Weimar Berlin, of Christopher Isherwood and Sally Bowles, than anywhere else we know.”
“We recently watched an interesting biographical film Chris and Don about the 35 year relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood and the American portrait artist Don Bachardy.”
“Isherwood comments on the film in this memoir that Minnelli was far too talented to play real English woman Sally Bowles.”
“Sally Bowles later introduced Isherwood to a German Hollywood film director looking for a screen writer starting Isherwood on his long later career as a Hollywood screen writer living in Santa Monica.”
“Isherwood refers to himself in the third person as Christopher throughout the memoir.”
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