Two English brothers meet, after a long separation, in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices.
First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships -- the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect. Ultimately, the brothers' exposure to each other's differences deepens their awareness of themselves. In A Meeting by the River, Christopher Isherwood dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality that inspired his late writings.
About the Author :
Christopher Isherwood has contributed to Meeting by the River as an author.
Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. He left Cambridge without graduating, briefly studied medicine, and then turned to writing his first novels, "All the Conspirators" and "The Memorial". Between 1929 and 1939, he lived mainly abroad in Europe, spending four years in Berlin and writing the novels "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin", on which the musical "Cabaret" was based. He wrote three plays with W. H. Auden and emigrated with him to the United States in 1939. Auden settled in New York, and Isherwood went on to Californ
|Title:||Meeting by the River||Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
|Edition:||Paperback Univ of Minneso|
|No. of Pages:||192|
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