The American Isherwood

The American Isherwood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816683635
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James J. Berg is dean of arts and sciences at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. Chris Freeman teaches English and gender studies at the University of Southern California. They have edited several previous books on Christopher Isherwood, including Conversations with Christopher Isherwood and The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood, which won a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Studies.

Table of Contents


Foreword: Outside the Frame
Stephen McCauley

Introduction: An American Outsider
James J. Berg and Chris Freeman

Part I. A Single Man and Los Angeles Culture in the 1960s
1. A Single Man and the American Maurice
Lois Cucullu
2. Labor of Love: Making Chris & Don
Tina Mascara and Guido Santi
3. Working through Grief in the Drafts of A Single Man
Carola M. Kaplan
4. Writing the Unspeakable in A Single Man and Mrs. Dalloway
Jamie Carr
5. A Whole without Transcendence: Isherwood, Woolf, and the Aesthetics of Connection
William R. Handley
6. Ford Does Isherwood
Kyle Stevens
7. A Real Diamond: The Multicultural World of A Single Man
James J. Berg and Chris Freeman

Part II. The Religious Writer
8. Isherwood and the Psycho-geography of Home
Victor Marsh
9. Isherwood and Huxley: The Novel as Mystic Fable
Robert L. Caserio
10. Down Where on a Visit?: Isherwood’s Mythology of Self
Rebecca Gordon Stewart
11. A Phone Call by the River
Paul M. McNeil
12. “Give me devotion . . . even against my will”: Christopher Isherwood and India
Niladri R. Chatterjee
13. Spiritual Searching in Isherwood’s Artistic Production
Mario Faraone

Part III. A Writer at Odds with Himself in Cold War America
14. Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward
Benjamin Kohlmann
15. Huxley and Isherwood: The California Years
Peter Edgerly Firchow
16. The Celebrity Effect: Isherwood, Hollywood, and the Performance of Self
Lisa Colletta
17. A Writer at Work: The Isherwood Archive
Sara S. Hodson
18. Pulp Isherwood: Cheap Paperbacks and Queer Cold War Readers
Jaime Harker
19. Not Satisfied with the Ending: Connecting The World in the Evening to Maurice
Joshua Adair


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