Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable 10 years in the writer's life, from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. When the book was published in 1976, readers were deeply impressed by the courageous candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, Heinz, from the Nazis.
An engrossing and dramatic story, and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains a classic in gay liberation literature and one of Isherwood's greatest achievements.
©1976 Christopher Isherwood; (P)1976 HighBridge Company
"Indispensable for admirers of this truly masterly writer." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Isherwood freely discusses a dimension of his experience previously repressed in his fiction, his homosexuality. And in telling the truth about himself, he ultimately transcends the limits of autobiography to write what is, in effect, another novel." (The Washington Post)
"The best prose writer in English...The later Isherwood is even better than the early cameraman." (Gore Vidal)
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