Christopher Isherwood: His Era, His Gang, and the Legacy of the Truly Strong Man

Christopher Isherwood His Era His Gang and the Legacy of the Truly Strong Man In a Comprehensive Critical Study of the literary artist mystic and gay activist icon Christopher Isherwood David Garrett Izzo draws on previously unavailable material to offer a fresh appraisal of

  • Title: Christopher Isherwood: His Era, His Gang, and the Legacy of the Truly Strong Man
  • Author: David Garrett Izzo
  • ISBN: 9781570034039
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a Comprehensive Critical Study of the literary artist, mystic, and gay activist icon Christopher Isherwood, David Garrett Izzo draws on previously unavailable material to offer a fresh appraisal of the writer s literary milieu and his influence on twentieth century literature and culture The first thorough examination of Isherwood s work and life in twenty years, Izzo In a Comprehensive Critical Study of the literary artist, mystic, and gay activist icon Christopher Isherwood, David Garrett Izzo draws on previously unavailable material to offer a fresh appraisal of the writer s literary milieu and his influence on twentieth century literature and culture The first thorough examination of Isherwood s work and life in twenty years, Izzo s analysis brings into play the Mortmere stories, by Isherwood and Edward Upward dating from the 1920s but published only in 1994 , and the Diaries, 1939 1960, published in 1996, to reposition Isherwood within a circle of British writers that included besides Upward W H Auden, Stephen Spender, and Cecil Day Lewis Describing Isherwood as a catalyzing influence on the Auden generation, Izzo explores the dissemination of Isherwood s ideas through his own work and the writings of his contemporaries.Tracing Isherwood s personal and literary evolution, Izzo details the writer s rebellion against England s class conscious traditions, his immigration to the United States in 1939, and his study of Vedantic philosophy Izzo chronicles Isherwood s rejection of the traditional hero and his search for a sensitive, less vainglorious alternative, whom Isherwood dubbed the Truly Strong Man.Izzo suggests that all of Isherwood s writings British and American reflect his quest to represent artistically the Truly Strong Man, a quest Isherwood fulfilled after meeting his Vedantic guru Swami Prabhavananda Proposing that the writer s American art serves as a metaphor for his spiritual philosophy, Izzo reads Isherwood s American novels in light of his Vedantism and places his autobiographical work from the finalyears of his life in the context of his adopted religious beliefs.

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  • David Garrett Izzo

    David Garrett Izzo is an English Professor emeritus who has published three novels, three plays, five short stories, and 17 poems, as well as 16 books and 60 essays of literary scholarship David has published extensively on the Perennial Spiritual Philosophy of Mysticism Vedanta as applied to literature He is inspired by Aldous Huxley, as well as Bruce Springsteen, his wife Carol and their five cats Huxley, Max, Princess, Phoebe, and Luca Two of his novels are fantasies with cats as characters Maximus in Catland compared to C.S Lewis and Purring Heights The third is a historical novel about Huxley and peers, Details and reviews at davidgarrettizzoJanuary 2017Poems see photo Permutations Among the Nightingales Winner of the Vibrant Poetic Voices AwardShade Seekers Press No 2Advance Praise With remarkable elan, David Garrett Izzo unfolds the secret origami of our minds and constitutions in his new book, Permutations among the Nightingales It s a fierce collection of philosophical raps, tributes to culture heroes, and the naked autobiography of a man to whom life has given both great pain and great pleasure Reading Izzo s poems, you wind up in unexpected places, for he is one of the great secrets of American literature.Kevin Killian, November 2016 Kevin Killian is an American poet, author, editor, and playwright My Vocabulary Did This to Me The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, which he co edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award for poetry in 2009 The poems in David Izzo s Permutations Among the Nightingales are full voiced and whole hearted They range from quiet meditations on teaching, on power, on poetry to unabashed celebrations of the poet s heroes Springsteen, Auden, Huxley, and less famous exemplars of the twin arts of seeing clearly and living consciously In a time when much poetry is guarded and cautious, these brave poems don t flinch from expressing the big emotions heartbreak, gratitude, rage, tenderness April Lindner, December 2016 April Lindner s first collection of poetry, won the Walt McDonald First Book Prize, Skin 2002 In 2010, she published a young adult novel, Jane She teaches at St Joseph s University, Pennsylvania.

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