1st Edition

Queer Times Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

By Jamie Carr Copyright 2006
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book maps Christopher Isherwood's intellectual and aesthetic reflections from the late 1930s through the late 1970s. Drawing on the queer theory of Eve Sedgwick and the ethical theory of Michel Foucault, Carr illuminates Isherwood's post-war development of a queer ethos through his focus on the aesthetic, social, and historical politics of the 1930s in his novels Prater Violet (1945), The World in the Evening (1954), and Down There on a Visit (1962), and in his memoir, Christopher and His Kind: 1929–1939 (1976).

    Introduction; Chapter 1 The World in the Evening; Chapter 2 A Novel Image of Time; Chapter 3 Letters and Camp; Chapter 4 Historicizing Subjectivity; Chapter 5 Christopher and His Kind 1929–1939;


    Jamie M. Carr