Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties

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Methuen, Jan 1, 1985 - Authors, English - 191 pages
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Review: Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties

User Review  - Charles Stephen - Goodreads

Mildly entertaining. About as interesting as my life was when I was twenty-five. No wonder he ran away to Berlin. Read full review

Review: Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties

User Review  - Cesar Alvarez - Goodreads

This is Isherwood's first autobiographical novel detailing his life from ages 17-25 (published when he was 34). Having read his three novels that preceded this one, I would say that the captivating ... Read full review


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Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986.

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