Christopher Freeman and James J. Berg, editors of the forthcoming volume The American Isherwood (January 2015), have compiled exemplary essays about writer Christopher Isherwood’s craft from their students to share on the Press blog leading up to the publication of their book. If you are attending the 2015 Modern Language Association conference in Vancouver, stop … More Students on Isherwood: "Come Again, Sir. I Don’t Get You," on death and dissociation in A Single Man
Christopher Freeman and James J. Berg, editors of the forthcoming volume The American Isherwood (December 2014), have compiled exemplary essays about writer Christopher Isherwood’s craft from their students to share on the Press blog leading up to the publication of their book. This Monday, the authors will be reading at an event hosted by the University of … More Students on Isherwood: "You Can’t Help Smiling," on Cabaret and Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin
Today marks the occasion of what would be Christopher Isherwood’s 110th birthday (born on August 26th, 1904). To honor this event, Christopher Freeman and James J. Berg, editors of the forthcoming volume The American Isherwood (December 2014), have compiled exemplary essays about Isherwood’s craft from their students to share on the Press blog on a … More Students on Isherwood: I Am George, a meditation on life and death in A Single Man.
Gore Vidal, pictured around 1945. Photoby Carl Van Vechten. BY JAMES J. BERGDean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at College of the Desert In 1947, Gore Vidal sent a copy of his soon-to-be-published novel, The City and the Pillar, to a number of established writers. Christopher Isherwood was one of them. Vidal, then 22, and … More "Flourish—but not forever." On the late Gore Vidal’s longtime kinship with Christopher Isherwood.
It’s not that we are privy to holding grudges or anything. But the fact that the dapper Mr. Colin Firth will be squaring off with His Dudeliness Jeff Bridges for the Best Actor Oscar (Sunday, 7PM Central on ABC) for the second year in a row means that we are being forced to tear open … More Colin Firth’s Redemption Song (we’ll be singing it this weekend)
HarperCollins has published The Sixties, a second volume of Christopher Isherwood’s diaries, which picks up where the first ended (the first volume covered 1939 – 1960 and was published in 1996). This new volume covers the same period in which Isherwood wrote the classic A Single Man (Minnesota 2001) and highlights a time of uncertainty, … More Solitude, devotion, fading masculinity — Christopher Isherwood in the Sixties.
We are rooting relentlessly for Colin Firth to be awarded an Oscar this Sunday for Best Actor for his beautiful, breathtaking, “career-defining” (according to Oprah) performance in A Single Man. We understand Mr. Firth is up against tough competition. But our determination and our confidence know no limits. To make our case, we’ve rounded up … More And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to …
We are thrilled for Colin Firth’s big win at the BAFTA Awards last night!He was up against a lot of talent — Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Jeremy Renner and Andy Serkis — and it’s wonderful to see his A Single Man performance receive such deserved recognition. Check out his award speech in which he thanks … More Colin Firth: Best Actor at BAFTA Awards
The film A Single Man, which releases today in an expanded number of theaters upon Colin Firth’s Oscar nod, has been the subject of much analysis in the media recently. Has it been snubbed in a handful of deserving Oscar categories? Did efforts to market it deliberately gloss over the fact that this is a … More A Single Man: Behind the Scenes
Upon yesterday’s announcement of the Oscar nomination for A Single Man, WCCO reporter Darcy Pohland stopped by our office in downtown Minneapolis. Check out the news footage, which includes info about all of Minnesota’s ties to the Oscars, here.