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“Too Queer to Be Quaker”: Gay Protest and Camp

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the particular inspirations and motivations of Christopher Isherwood that brought life to the characters and events in his gay protest novel The World in the Evening. The ... More


Not Satisfied with the Ending: Connecting The World in the Evening to Maurice

Joshua Adair

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/9780816683611.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines E. M. Forster’s posthumously published gay fiction Maurice in the context of Christopher Isherwood’s 1954 novel The World in the Evening, with particular emphasis on ... More


A Writer at Work: The Isherwood Archive

Sara S. Hodson

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/9780816683611.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Christopher Isherwood’s collection of personal papers, which reveals the intangible, subtle aspects of his way of thinking or acting that cannot be discerned through his or her ... More


Isherwood’s American Incarnation and the Gay Protest Novel

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Christopher Isherwood’s quest for personal, spiritual, and literary reinvention in the United States changed following his involvement in American Cold War politics and ... More


The Celebrity Effect: Isherwood, Hollywood, and the Performance of Self

Lisa Colletta

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/9780816683611.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood became fascinated with celebrity culture in Hollywood in the 1940s and established a circle of friends that is a veritable who’s who of Classic ... More


Pulp Isherwood: Cheap Paperbacks and Queer Cold War Readers

Jaime Harker

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/9780816683611.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Christopher Isherwood’s reception by readers across the great American landscape as they found him in dime-store paperback racks. It explains how Isherwood’s frank and ... More


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