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Read and Download David Garrett Izzo book Christopher Isherwood Encyclopedia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristopher Isherwood Encyclopedia. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 198 pages. Book excerpt: This comprehensive and accessible reference work serves Isherwood scholars who need quick access to people, places, novels, stories, essays and plays, introduces Isherwood to those who know little of him, expands the knowledge of the literate general reader, and refreshes teachers of literature with Isherwood details. Entries on Isherwood’s most influential friends, including W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley and Stephen Spender, are significant. Included are all of the monumental “roles” Isherwood exemplified during his life—writer, rebel, gay-activist hero, and proud exponent of the Eastern philosophy known as Vedanta.

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  • Release Date : 2016-01-03
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : Fiction
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  • Release Date : 2020-10-16
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : History
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  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Genre : Music
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  • Release Date : 1990
  • Publisher : The Overmountain Press
  • Genre : Reference
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  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
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