♥ Book Title : Christopher Isherwood Encyclopedia
☯ Full Synopsis : "This comprehensive and accessible reference work serves Isherwood scholars who need quick access to people, places, novels, stories, essays and plays, introduces Isherwood to those who know little of him, expands the knowledge of the literate general reader, and refreshes teachers of literature with Isherwood details. Entries on Isherwood’s most influential friends, including W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley and Stephen Spender, are significant. Included are all of the monumental “roles” Isherwood exemplified during his life—writer, rebel, gay-activist hero, and proud exponent of the Eastern philosophy known as Vedanta."Article| David Garrett Izzo| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : W.H. Auden Encyclopedia
☯ Full Synopsis : "W.H. Auden’s life and work were perhaps best explained and condensed in the words of Edward Mendelson, Auden’s literary executor, when he remarked, “[Auden] grew up in a household in which the scientific inquiries of his father maintained an uneasy truce with the ritualized religion of his mother.” Indeed, science and religion were dominant themes in Auden’s life and work, which for him were oftentimes one and the same. Auden was hailed as the new T.S. Eliot and as the “coming” man, greatly influencing the future generations of angry young men with his thoughts on science, religion, and the relationship between the two. This book is an exhaustive reference to W.H. Auden. Those new to Auden and his writing will find the work a comprehensive introduction, while Auden scholars will appreciate the quick access it offers to the details of all his poems, plays, libretti, and other pieces of writing. It also includes entries on the people who were closest and most important to Auden, including fellow writers Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis, Edward Upward, and T.S. Eliot, as well as significant events in his life, such as his arrival in America, his vision of agape, and his search in science and religion for answers to the deep questions of life and existence."Article| David Garrett Izzo| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of American Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Four volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature from the colonial period through the present."Article| EPUB 2-3| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ramakrishna and His Disciples
☯ Full Synopsis : "Excerpt: This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than 'holy man', 'mystic', or 'saint', all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others. A phenomenon is always a fact, an object of experience. That is how I shall try to approach Ramakrishna... I only ask you to approach Ramakrishna with the same open-minded curiosity you might feel for any highly unusual human being. Christopher Isherwood unfolds a fantastic story with a calm finesse..."Article| Christopher Isherwood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The World in the Evening
☯ Full Synopsis : "A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. After his second marriage suddenly ends, Stephen finds himself living with a relative in a small Pennsylvania Quaker town, haunted by memories of his prewar affair with a younger man during a visit to the Canary Islands. The world traveler comes to a gradual understanding of himself and of his newly adopted homeland. When first published in 1953, The World in the Evening was notable for its clear-eyed depiction of European and American mores, sexuality, and religion. Today, readers herald Christopher Isherwood's frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation of low and high camp."Article| Christopher Isherwood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of World Biography
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed."Article| Gale Research Inc| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time."Article| Anne Marie Hacht| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Single Man
☯ Full Synopsis : "Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider."Article| Christopher Isherwood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Prater Violet
☯ Full Synopsis : "Prater Violet concerns the filming of an unashamedly romantic and commercial musical about old Vienna. It is a stinging satirical novel about the film industry, trifling studio feuds, and the fatuous movie Prater Violet, which, ironically, counterpoints the tragic events on the world stage as Hitler's lengthening shadow falls over the real Vienna of the thirties. At its center are vivid portraits of the mocking genius Friedrich Bergmann, the imperious, dazzlingly witty Austrian director, and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter-the fictionalized Christopher Isherwood. When it first appeared in 1945, Prater Violet caused a fury of critical speculation and acclaim. Edmund Wilson called it "a deliberate historical parable," and Diana Trilling's Nation review said, "Prater Violet is the most charming novel I have read in a long time... It is a book written in the author's own person, yet utterly without ego; it is a novel about movie writers which is yet a novel about the life of every serious artist; it is a book without a political moral, but a profound moral-political statement; it is gay, witty, sophisticated, but wholly responsible."Article| Christopher Isherwood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lgbt, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America: H.D. to queer theory
☯ Full Synopsis : "Online version of the 3-vol. work published by Gale providing a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States."Article| Marc Stein| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of World Biography: Hoxha-Kierkegaard
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed."Article| no defined| Statement ..."