Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was the British American author of All the conspirators
(1928), The last of Mr. Norris (1935) and Good-bye to Berlin (1939; reissued as The Berlin
stories, 1946), Prater Violet (1945), The world in the evening (1954), Down there on a visit
(1962), A single man (1964), A meeting by the river (1967), Kathleen and Frank (1971), and
others. A close friend of W. H. Auden, Isherwood collaborated with him on the dramas The dog
beneath the skin (1935), The ascent of F6 (1936), and On the frontier (1938), as well as on
Journey to a war (1939). From 1928 to 1932, he lived in Germany, and in 1939 emigrated to
the United States. Isherwood met his partner, Don Bachardy (1934-), in 1953 and they
remained together until Isherwood's death in 1986; Don Bachardy is an artist and writer.
Isherwood is known for his advocacy of discarding the taboos against homosexuality.
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