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Where Joy Resides

A Christopher Isherwood Reader

2003
Author:

Christopher Isherwood
James P. White and Don Bachardy, editors
Introduction by Gore Vidal

Where Joy Resides

A selection of Isherwood’s finest writing—now back in print!

Edited by Don Bachardy and James P. White

This collection presents two complete novels, Prater Violet (1945) and A Single Man (1964); episodes from three other novels, Goodbye to Berlin (1939), Down There on a Visit (1962), and Lions and Shadows (1938); and excerpts from his nonfiction works, Exhumations (1966), Kathleen and Frank (1971), and My Guru and His Disciple (1980).

The late Christopher Isherwood was a writer with exceptional powers of observation. . . . An excellent anthology.

Los Angeles Times

Where Joy Resides

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Best known for The Berlin Stories—the inspiration for the Tony and Academy Award–winning musical Cabaret—Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) was a major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement. This collection presents two complete novels, Prater Violet (1945) and A Single Man (1964); episodes from three other novels, Goodbye to Berlin (1939), Down There on a Visit (1962), and Lions and Shadows (1938); and excerpts from his nonfiction works, Exhumations (1966), Kathleen and Frank (1971), and My Guru and His Disciple (1980).


Where Joy Resides

Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) is also the author of A Single Man, Down There on a Visit, Lions and Shadows, The Memorial, The World in the Evening, and A Meeting by the River, all available in paperback editions from the University of Minnesota Press.


Don Bachardy, Isherwood’s longtime partner, is a painter and writer living in Santa Monica, California. His books include Last Drawings of Christopher Isherwood (1991) and Stars in My Eyes (2000).

James P. White is a novelist who directs the creative writing program at the University of South Alabama.

Where Joy Resides

The late Christopher Isherwood was a writer with exceptional powers of observation. . . . An excellent anthology.

Los Angeles Times

Excellent.

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