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Down there on a visit

C. Isherwood

Down there on a visit

by C. Isherwood

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Published by Simon and Schuster .
Written in English


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Statementby C. Isherwood.
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Open LibraryOL20396864M

Nov 01,  · Down There on a Visit is outrageous, bitter, bleak, angry, wry, revealing, infuriating, and at times marvellously comic. An offbeat classic" * Saturday Review * "A bemused, sometimes acid portrait of people caught in private sexual hells of their own making.4/5(). Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

The decadence of Rome was a type; but behind even that ancient example there was, from the earliest times, the theory of the decay of the world itself, the decadence of humanity from an unfallen state—the fact, for so it might appear, that men were smaller of stature, shorter of life, less heroic, more prone to sickness, than they once were. Down There on a Visit Quotes Showing of 6 “His life has been lived, so far, within narrow limits and he is quite naïve about most kinds of experience; he fears it and yet is wildly eager for it. To reassure himself, he converts it into epic myth as fast as it happens. He is forever play-acting.”.

Down There On A Visit by Christopher Isherwood. Univ Of Minnesota Press. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Down There on a Visit, by Christopher Isherwood (read 7 Oct ) This book is in four parts--it appears autobiographical, though clearly it is fiction-tainted--"Mr Lancaster" tells of Isherwood's first trip to Germany, arranged by a stepson of his grandmother's brother-in-law, who is in shipping/5(3).


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Christopher Isherwood originally intended Down There on a Visit to be part of The Lost, the unfinished epic novel that would also incorporate his famous Berlin Stories.

Tracing many of the same themes as that earlier work, this novel is a bemused, sometimes acid portrait of people caught in private sexual hells of their own making.4/5. Jun 11,  · Published inDown There on a Visit is based on material from a proposed epic that would also have incorporated The Berlin Stories.

It is now widely regarded as the most accomplished of Isherwood's novels.4/5(1). Feb 09,  · Published inwhen Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwood's life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a serious involvement with Eastern mysticism/5(10).

Down There on a Visit is the novel from English author Christopher Isherwood. Through his political advocacy and the literary success of his friends, Auden and Spender, Christopher Isherwood became something of a literary rock star, immersing himself in sexual experimentation, alcohol, and raucous company across Europe and North forabetterchicago.com: Christopher Isherwood.

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Published inDown There on a Visit is based on material from a proposed epic that would also have incorporated The Berlin Stories. It is now widely regarded as the most accomplished of Isherwood's novels.

Since the stories were written down as they were told, without comments, there is a good deal of overlapping and confusion; but from the repetition and confusion a richly textured picture of the village and its hard-working, resilient inhabitants emerges—the days spent hoeing and weeding, from A.M.

to 6 or 7 P.M. the evenings taken up by. Down There on a Visit is a major work that shows Isherwood at the height of his literary powers. “In several respects this is probably Isherwood’s best novel. It offers the sheer pleasure of writing completely personal and yet completely controlled, radiant with observation, never wasting a.

Jan 31,  · Frequently bought together This item: Down There on a Visit (Vintage Classics) by Christopher Isherwood Paperback £ A Single Man (Vintage Classics) by Christopher Isherwood Paperback £ Christopher and His Kind (Vintage Classics) by /5(9). Nov 19,  · Published inwhen Isherwood had already become something of a literary rock star, Down There on a Visit is a very funny but also sad and deeply personal book that charts Isherwood's life of carnal indulgence and his first interlude with what would become a.

Nov 01,  · Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with the Berlin Stories, were to have comprised his great unfinished epic novel. 'May be the best Christopher Isherwood has written.

A deeply intelligent and quietly compelling story' New York Times. Editions for Down There on a Visit: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published i Cited by: Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with The Berlin Novels, were to have comprised his great unfinished epic novel.

Book Condition & Notes Fine first editon, with some foxing to the top of the page block and the paste downs. The author originally intended Down There on a Visit to be part of The Lost, the unfinished epic novel that would also incorporate his famous Berlin Stories.

Down There on a Visit is a major work that shows Christopher Isherwood at the height of his literary powers. Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The visit is to a weird sub-world and it is progressively revealed through a group of related character sketches.

In the first, young Christopher, on his first voyage observes a fantastic and pompous old man. Much of this is madly funny, but the old man turns out to be impotent and lonely and later. Oct 01,  · Personal, Secret Journey. Down There on a Visit. by Christopher Isherwood. Simon & Schuster.

$ Despite all that Christopher Isherwood achieves in his new novel—with its lucid, barely tense prose and its complex structure—Down There on a Visit is a curiously thin and, in a sense, even an unfinished book. Isherwood, the author of seven novels, is a rather special sort of writer.

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP HENSHER Berlin, the Greek Islands, London and California., and Four portraits, four settings, four narrators, all known as 'Christopher Isherwood'.

Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with The Berlin Novels.An excellent read, cover to cover, 'Down There' is as fine a work as any other Isherwood offerings, and certainly one to explore for any fan of his works/5.A French sociologist is looking at the bust of Marianne, the Spirit of Republican France, in a Breton mairie.

As if for the first time, Edgar Morin stares into those terrible, blind eyes and sees her as “the Cybele or Isis of a dead civilization. At the same time, I suddenly discovered the beauty of [ ].