The Memorial

The Memorial

by Christopher Isherwood
     
 

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With The Memorial, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, The Memorial portrays the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between his desire to emulate his heroic father,…  See more details below

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With The Memorial, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, The Memorial portrays the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between his desire to emulate his heroic father, who led a life of quiet sacrifice before dying in the war, and his envy for his father's great friend Edward Blake, who survived the war only to throw himself into gay life in Berlin and the pursuit of meaningless relationships.

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ISBN-13:
9780816633692
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Frank Kermode
A genuine interpretation of the times.

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