Definition of Christopher Isherwood from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Christopher Isherwood

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(1904-86) an English writer of novels and plays. The musical show Cabaret was based on a story in his 1939 collection Goodbye to Berlin, and much of his other writing is based on his experiences in Germany before World War II. He also wrote three plays with W H Auden. In 1939 he moved with Auden to the US and later became a US citizen.