Christopher Isherwood

(Flickr – photo: Renaud Camus) – David Hockney: Christopher Isherwood (detail) 

Christopher Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 1986)

English-American novelist

📷 “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking […]Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed.”       (Goodbye to Berlin )

📷 “Io sono una macchina fotografica con l’obiettivo aperto, completamente passiva, che registra e non pensa. Un giorno tutto questo andrà sviluppato, stampato con cura, fissato”


💙 “If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in.”                                                                                                                 (A Single Man)

💙 “Se sarà un mondo senza tempo per i sentimenti, non è un mondo in cui voglio vivere”. 

2 thoughts on “Christopher Isherwood

  1. I was just out of high school when I read his Berlin stories. No opening line has compelled me to continue reading as did “I am a camera …” The movie and play are fine, but that memory is a great reminder that experience of reading is greater than adaptations of a book into other formats. On a slightly different, point the loss of reading the stories of Victor Hugo has gone noticed, at least among readers of translations into English. No other GREAT author has been set in eclipse by Disney and Broadway as has VH.

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