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Spiritual Searching in Isherwood’s Artistic Production

Mario Faraone

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Christopher Isherwood’s search for the spiritual through his American writings. In his “Afterword” to his 1963 pamphlet An Approach to Vedanta, Isherwood describes the long ... More


Isherwood and the Psycho-geography of Home

Victor Marsh

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how selfhood drove Christopher Isherwood’s writing and his personal journey into Vedanta philosophy and practice with his guru, Swami Prabhavananda. Whether his writings were ... More


“Give Me Devotion … Even Against My Will”: Christopher Isherwood and India

Niladri R Chatterjee

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Christopher Isherwood’s prejudice against India. Isherwood’s deep-seated prejudice toward India dates from at least the 1930s. In his short story “The Landauers,” published in ... More


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