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Mortmere stories

by Christopher Isherwood

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Published by Enitharmon Press, Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions in London, Chester Springs, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Schools -- England -- Fiction.,
    • Country life -- England -- Fiction.,
    • Villages -- England -- Fiction.,
    • Short stories, English.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementChristopher Isherwood & Edward Upward ; introduced by Katherine Bucknell ; with images by Graham Crowley.
      ContributionsUpward, Edward.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6017.S5 M67 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination206 p. :
      Number of Pages206
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL880126M
      ISBN 101870612698, 1870612841
      LC Control Number95167631
      OCLC/WorldCa32105125

      The surviving Mortmere stories, a revised version of Journey to the Border, and a new volume of stories appeared in Two further volumes of short stories . Stephen Stuart-Smith of the Enitharmon Press reissued Journey to the Border and published several new works, including a collection of The Mortmere Stories, brief memoirs of Auden and Isherwood, and three volumes of previously unpublished or uncollected stories, many of them written when Upward was in his eighties and nineties.

      Isherwood was born in on his family’s estate close to the Cheshire-Derbyshire border. He attended Repton School in Derbyshire where he met his lifelong friend Edward Upward with whom he wrote the extravagant “Mortmere” stories, of which only one was published during his lifetime. Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August – 4 January ) was a British-American novelist At Repton School Isherwood met his lifelong friend Edward Upward, with whom he wrote the extravagant "Mortmere" stories, of which one was published during his lifetime, a few others appeared after his death, and others he summarised in Lions and Shadows.

        The Mortmere stories circulated in manuscript form amongst their friends, and their skill and invention became a landmark for the "Auden generation." Auden regularly read them to his poetry audiences.   You expect a sign saying Mortmere, breaking the line of happy havens by alluding to its owner's shocking short stories, which he suppressed for decades. But there's just a .


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The Mortmere Stories is a selection of early stories and fragments written by Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward when they were precocious undergrads at Cambridge. There are a few gems, chiefly the parodies of Holmes and Watson style detective stories, flecked as they are with scatalogical humor and amusing riffs on the common tropes /5.

There are engrossing accounts of the writing of the Mortmere stories in Isherwood’s Lions and Shadows and in Upward’s No Home but the Struggle, but the stories have never before been published – with the one exception of Upward’s The Railway Accident.

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Responsibility: Christopher Isherwood & Edward Upward ; introduced by Katherine Bucknell ; with images by Graham Crowley. The stories are also stuffed with malicious and mysterious characters who reappear throughout, often in different guises. What Mortmere stories book as caricatures of their least favourite dons and fellows become archetypes of minor English tyrants, like Shreeve, headmaster of Frisbald College, and Wherry, train-wrecker and architect to Mortmere Rural Council.

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Christopher Isherwood was a diverse writer whose accomplishments included The Mortmere Stories (Edward Upward Series), A Single Man and a translation of The Song of God (Bhagavad Gita).But many critics hailed The Berlin Stories, the reissue of two of his best novels, as his the book, a man named Christopher Isherwood, who is and is not the author, writes a story Reviews: Christopher Isherwood (26 August – 4 January ) was an Anglo-American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, autobiographer, and diarist.

His best-known works include Goodbye to Berlin (), a semi-autobiographical novel which inspired the musical Cabaret, A Single Man () adapted as a film by Tom Ford inand Christopher and His Kind (), a memoir. Isherwood joined him the following year and they immediately began what he describes as their "romancing" about their stories set around their fiction of Mortmere.

"I would leave a story on his. As Cambridge undergraduates in the mids, Christopher Isherwood and his old schoolfriend Edward Upward engaged in a literary attack on the dons and the 'poshocracy' - the fashionable and well-heeled students - by creating the bizarre fictional world of Mortmere, a village inhabited by surreal characters modelled on their Cambridge friends and acquaintances.

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Best of all, though, the stories were so smuttily school-boyish: in those days, saying rude words in front of nanny took a lot of nerve. Shit features quite a lot in Mortmere – as it does, curiously enough, in An Unmentionable Man. When samples of Mortmere reached Oxford, the court of Auden was spellbound.

It wouldn't be everyone's idea of a good read, but then, it's not the sort of book you'd pick up by chance. More than anything, the exercise puts me in mind of the Mortmere stories devised some years before by Christopher Isherwood and his long-term friend Edward Upward.

In both cases, you can see the friends sniggering up their sleeves as they /5(4). The Berlin Stories is a book consisting of two novellas by Christopher Isherwood: Goodbye to Berlin and Mr Norris Changes Trains. It was published in The Berlin Stories was chosen as one of the Time Best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. MORTMERE STORIES (EDWARD UPWARD SERIES) By Christopher Isherwood **Mint Condition**.

As Cambridge undergraduates in the mids, Christopher Isherwood and his old schoolfriend Edward Upward engaged in a literary attack on the dons and the 'poshocracy' - the fashionable and well-heeled students - by creating the bizarre fictional world of Mortmere, a village inhabited by surreal characters modelled on their Cambridge friends and acquaintances/5(1).The Mortmere Stories by Christopher Isherwood; Edward Upward Book condition: Very Good Book Description.

Enitharmon Press, Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pag.This is a revealing collection of Edward Upward’s stories, including a short novel, “Journey to the Border” ().

The title story (written and published under a pseudonym in ) is a remarkable exercise in surrealism and fantasy but also his farewell to both Modernism and the imaginary village of Mortmere, while the remaining texts in the collection demonstrate /5(4).