Auden and Isherwood

The Berlin Years

Authors: Page, Norman

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Drawing on much contemporary material, including Auden's fascinating unpublished diary, this book places personal experience in the context of the life of a great city: not only its political, artistic and cultural life, but the life of the streets, bars and caf� It presents portraits of figures, often fascinating in their own right, with whom Auden and Isherwood came into contact, and it demonstrates how, especially in Isherwood's fiction, the raw material of daily existence was transformed into art. The wide scope of this study, which ranges from poetry and cinema to street violence and prostitution, provides a richly detailed context for its account of two writers engaged in the process of self-definition.

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NORMAN PAGE is Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and has lectured in many parts of the world. His previous biographies include A.E. Housman: A Critical Biography and Tennyson: An Illustrated Life.

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Norman Page's aims in writing this book were, as I believe, modest but very worthwhile. He intended to add to the store of information about this German chapter in British literary history. He intended that the information should be accurate, and purged of romantic and self-serving myths. Most importantly, he wanted to convience his readers that the Berlin years were artistically formative in the careers of two (and possibly three) major British writers. If these were his intentions Page has succeeded, and the proof will be the essential place which Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years will occupy on our shelves.' - John Sutherland The Cambridge Quarterly

'Although quite short, the book is wide-ranging, taking in topography, biography, political and social history, and literary criticism...always stimulating and informative, enlivened by humour and some nice touches of asperity'. - Peter Parker, Times Literary Supplement

'Entertaining and insightful reading, highly recommended'. - Robert Kelly, Library Journal


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Prologue: Looking for Berlin

    Pages 1-5

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  • Two Young Englishmen

    Pages 6-60

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  • Berlin: Places

    Pages 61-99

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  • Berlin: Faces

    Pages 100-145

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  • The Other Camera — Aspects of Weimar Cinema

    Pages 146-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Auden and Isherwood
Book Subtitle
The Berlin Years
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59898-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-59898-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-72022-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21173-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-80399-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
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