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JAMES J. BERG

Scholar. Author. Educator.

 

READING, WRITING, TEACHING

It's about books

I've been reading and writing for as long as I can remember. In college, I studied English because all I wanted to do was read and write books. That's kind of what I do.

 

THE AMERICAN ISHERWOOD

University of Minnesota Press, 2014

This collection of essays, edited by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, considers Christopher Isherwood’s diaries, his vast personal archive, and his published works, offering a multifaceted appreciation of a writer who spent more than half of his life in southern California. The editors have brought together the most informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to illuminate the craft of one of the singular figures of the twentieth century.

 

"I do try to convey . . . the inwardness of experience. That's what the books are really about."

Christopher Isherwood

 

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