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  • Published: 23 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446476116
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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The Condor and the Cows




First published in 1949, this is a lively memoir of Isherwood's South American travels

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PICO IYER

In September 1947, long before mass tourism and with no knowledge of Spanish, Christopher Isherwood and William Caskey left for a six-month tour of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. The Condor and the Cows is Isherwood’s unsentimental and wonderfully rich account of that journey, during which he bumped into a handful of old acquaintances on a brand-new continent.

  • Pub date: 23 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446476116
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the Author

Christopher Isherwood

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, 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 moved to America in 1939, becoming a US citizen in 1946, and wrote another five novels, including Down There on a Visit and A Single Man, a travel book about South America and a biography of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. In the late 1960s and '70s he turned to autobiographical works: Kathleen and Frank, Christopher and His Kind, My Guru and His Disciple and October, one month of his diary with drawings by Don Bachardy.

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Praise for The Condor and the Cows

“Entertaining”

Boston Globe

“Delightful”

New York Times

“Intelligent and sensitive”

Good Book Guide


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