Tag: Christopher Isherwood

November 21, 2012  |  No Comments

Like The Once and Future King and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, A High Wind in Jamaica straddles the disparate worlds of literature and entertainment, but it’s darker than either of those other books–somewhat less malevolent than Lord of the Flies maybe, but mordant in a way that Lord of the Flies isn’t because of … Read More

October 27, 2011  |  No Comments

The Berlin Stories, upon which the musical Cabaret was based, pairs two novels by Christopher Isherwood.  Both were inspired by his experiences as an English expatriate in Berlin in the early 1930s.  The second ‘novel’ (if it really is a novel), Goodbye to Berlin, is in my view far superior to the first, The Last of Mr. Norris … Read More