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Vroman's Live presents James J. Berg, Chris Freeman, and guests on Saturday June 27th at 11am
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"Perhaps I had traveled too much, left my heart in too many places," muses the narrator of Christopher Isherwood's novel Prater Violet (1945), which he wrote in his adopted home of Los Angeles after years of dislocation and desperation. In Isherwood in Transit, James J.Berg and Chris Freeman bring together diverse Isherwood scholars to understand the challenges this writer faced as a consequence of his travel.
Based on a conference at the Huntington Library, where Isherwood's recently opened papers are held, Isherwood in Transit considers the writer not as an English, continental, or American writer but as a transnational one, whose identity, politics, and beliefs were constantly transformed by global connections and engagements arising from journeys to Germany, Japan, China, and Argentina; his migration to the United States; and his conversion to Vedanta Hinduism in the 1940s.
Approaching Isherwood's rootlessness and restlessness from various perspectives, these essays show that long after he made a new home in California and became an American citizen, Christopher Isherwood remained unsettled, although his wanderings became spiritual and personal rather than geographic. (University of Minnesota Press)
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Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00am
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By James J. Berg (Editor), Chris Freeman (Editor)
ISBN: 9781517909109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - June 9th, 2020