Christopher Isherwood

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Birthday
26, 1904
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 4, 1986 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1904
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 4, 1986 (81)

About

A British-born novelist, he is best known for works such as Goodbye to Berlin (1939), Journey to a War (1939), and A Single Man (1964). His 1945 work, The Berlin Stories, inspired the popular Broadway musical, Cabaret.

Before Fame

He studied briefly at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He subsequently lived with violinist Andre Mangeot and worked as a secretary to Mangeot's string quartet.

Trivia

He collaborated with W. H. Auden, his mentor and occasional lover, on several literary works.

Family Life

During the 1930s, he had a five-year relationship with Heinz Neddermeyer. In 1953, he began a more than thirty-year partnership with Don Bachardy.

Associated With

He was a friend of Truman Capote.

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