Christopher Isherwood

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Cabaret review – Liza Minnelli musical still divinely decadent and chillingly relevant
Minnelli brings the razzle dazzle to a Berlin determined to ignore the gathering storm in this cinematic masterpiece

Peter Bradshaw

05, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 novels told in a single day | James Clammer
From James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Nicholson Baker, the ‘circadian novel’ can pack lifetimes of experience into 24 hours

James Clammer

09, Jun, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Monty Python star Graham Chapman’s show-stopping feat | Letters
Letters: Directing Graham Chapman in The Dog Beneath the Skin left a lasting impression on Duncan Noel-Paton


22, Mar, 2018 @6:16 PM

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The Dog Beneath the Skin review – Auden and Isherwood's ragbag revue
WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood’s satire on 1930s nationalism has a topical pungency but can’t match the gravity of the subject

Michael Billington

11, Mar, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Book clinic: what are the best titles for LGBTQ+ representation?
Armistead Maupin, Jeanette Winterson and a host of other good writers have brought gay literature into the mainstream

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Mar, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Reading group: which book about gay life should we read in August?
To mark the 50th anniversary of decriminalisation in the UK, please help choose a novel to mark the occasion. There are hundreds to choose from

Sam Jordison

01, Aug, 2017 @12:53 PM

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The Animals: Simon Callow and Alan Cumming bring the story of 'the gay first couple' to life
It’s easy to get lost in the joyful, spiky love story of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, whose love letters from vintage Hollywood underpin a great new podcast

Hannah Verdier

25, May, 2017 @3:39 PM

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Weimar memories: walking Berlin … in a flâneur's footsteps
Armed with Franz Hessel’s cult guidebook, Walking in Berlin, published in 1929, Vanessa Thorpe is transported back to the city’s decadent period

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The 100 best novels: No 83 – A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood (1964)
Christopher Isherwood’s story of a gay Englishman struggling with bereavement in LA is a work of compressed brilliance

Robert McCrum

20, Apr, 2015 @4:45 AM

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The 100 best novels: No 75 – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
Nabokov’s tragicomic tour de force crosses the boundaries of good taste with glee

Robert McCrum

23, Feb, 2015 @5:45 AM

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David Bowie's catharsis in divided Berlin revealed in adapted V&A show
V&A's fastest-selling show to open in Berlin – a city that has had a profound effect on the singer's music and thinking

Josie Le Blond in Berlin

02, Mar, 2014 @1:26 PM

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Rory MacLean's top 10 Berliners in literature

Rory MacLean: From Sally Bowles in Goodbye to Berlin to Alec Leamas in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Berlin's literary inhabitants bring the city alive

Rory MacLean

26, Feb, 2014 @1:39 PM

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