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PRATER-VIOLET

Prater Violet

Prater Violet

by Christopher Isherwood

Publisher Methuen

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A short novel without chapter divisions, Prater Violet follows Isherwood's involvement in the creation of the eponymous film. The novel depicts England before the Second World War, the rise of Nazism and the world of film-making. Isherwood uses his characters to express varying views about Hitler, and most are shown to be alarmingly indifferent.

Much of the novel records the remarks of people working in the film industry and Isherwood's conversations with a brilliant Austrian film director, Friedrich Bergmann. Only at the conclusion of the novel does Isherwood significantly separate his voice from the stream of dialogue to provide a deeper commentary.

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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was an Anglo-American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, autobiographer, and diarist.


His best-known works include Goodbye to Berlin(1939), a semi-autobiographical novel which inspired the musical Cabaret; A Single Man (1964) adapted as a film by Tom Ford in 2009; and Christopher and His Kind (1976), a memoir which carried him into the heart of the Gay Liberation movement.

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