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A Meeting by the River

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Isherwood's final work of fiction an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism

After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices.
First published in 1967, "A Meeting by the River" delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect. Ultimately, the brothers' exposure to each other's differences deepens their awareness of themselves. In "A Meeting by the River," Christopher Isherwood dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality that inspired his late writings."

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ISBN-13: 9780374533793
ISBN-10: 0374533792
Pagini: 191
Dimensiuni: 142 x 209 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.17 kg
Editura: Farrar Straus Giroux

Notă biografică

Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904. He began to write at university and later moved to Berlin, where he gave English lessons to support himself. He witnessed first hand the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany and some of his best works, such as Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, draw on these experiences. He created the character of Sally Bowles, later made famous as the heroine of the musical Cabaret. Isherwood travelled with W.H Auden to China in the late 1930s before going with him to America in 1939. He died on 4 January 1986. His novel A Single Man was recently made into an award-winning film by Tom Ford, starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore

Recenzii

"The classical opposition between the good brother and the bad one convinces. you believe in them" Guardian "A radiant novel of mystical devotion and worldly desire by a master of English prose" Chicago Tribune "Brilliant, vital, challenging ... very strange and very lovely" Book Week