Down There on a Visit

Author(s): Christopher Isherwood (New Directions)

Literary Fiction

Bremen, 1928. The Greek Islands, 1932. London, 1938. California, 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators all named Christopher Isherwood. Here are the postcards home from a spiritual tourist looking for a new mode of life as well as a new place to live while Europe, and then the world, moves relentlessly toward war. Which of the guides he encounters can lead him to a better future? The businessman, the utopian, the guru, the geisha?Published in 1962, "Down 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.

Product Information

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was born outside Manchester, England. He lived inBerlin from 1929 to 1933 and emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

General Fields

  • : 9780374533809
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : 0.281
  • : June 2013
  • : 208mm X 140mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Isherwood (New Directions)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 318