Christopher Isherwood  

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Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (August 26, 1904January 4, 1986) was an Anglo-American novelist, author of The Berlin Stories.

Cabaret

In 1931 Isherwood met Jean Ross, the inspiration of his fictional character Sally Bowles; he also met Gerald Hamilton, the inspiration for the fictional Mr. Norris in a series of short stories collected under the title Goodbye to Berlin (1939). These provided the inspiration for the play I Am a Camera, the subsequent musical Cabaret and the film of the same name.

List of works

Translations:

  • Charles Baudelaire, Intimate Journals (1930; rev. edn. 1947)
  • The Song of God: Bhagavad-Gita (with Swami Prabhavananda, 1944)
  • Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination (with Swami Prabhavananda, 1947)
  • How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (with Swami Prabhavananda, 1953)




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