Isherwood

[ish-er-woo d]
noun
  1. Christopher (William Brad·shaw) [brad-shaw] /ˈbræd ʃɔ/, 1904–86, English poet, novelist, and playwright; in the U.S. since 1938.
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Contemporary Examples of isherwood

  • The second volume of Isherwood's diaries records the changing world of gay relationships—including, of course, his own.

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    The Best of Brit Lit

    Peter Stothard

    January 16, 2011

  • A Single Man, based on the book by Isherwood, was inspired entirely by Bachardy, or more precisely, by his absence.

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    Modeling for Don Bachardy

    Itay Hod

    July 5, 2010

  • It was written after the couple had broken up; they eventually got back together and remained so until Isherwood's death in 1986.

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    Modeling for Don Bachardy

    Itay Hod

    July 5, 2010

  • So many people think Isherwood himself was the English tutor in the story.

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    Dame Edna Mouths Off

    Kevin Sessums

    March 17, 2010

  • What was it about this book by Isherwood that made you think, “I have the movie I want?”

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    Tom Ford Unzipped: Interview Transcript

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    December 12, 2009

Historical Examples of isherwood

  • The advisor, not much older than Isherwood, shrugged, defeated.

    Desire No More

    Algirdas Jonas Budrys

  • The corners of Isherwood's mouth twitched, and he said "Yes" for the recorder's benefit.

    Desire No More

    Algirdas Jonas Budrys

  • His lean arm shot out, and his index finger was aimed between Isherwood's eyes.

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    Algirdas Jonas Budrys

  • But the new steel vessel, especially if built on the excellent Isherwood principle, looks entirely different.

    All Afloat

    William Wood

  • Isherwood experimented with petroleum under the boilers of United States steamers.


British Dictionary definitions for isherwood

Isherwood

noun
  1. Christopher, full name Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood. 1904–86, US novelist and dramatist, born in England. His works include the novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and three verse plays written in collaboration with W.H. Auden
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