A fictional first person account of film-making. The Prater is a large park and amusement park in Vienna, a city important to characters in the novel for several reasons. Isherwood's parable is a story of the making of a rather shoddy British motion picture under the supervision of an Austrian director who has already felt the first impact of fascist terror. Though Isherwood broke onto the literary scene as a novelist, he eventually worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter. In the novel, Isherwood comments on life art, commercialization of art and Nazism.
Prater Violet Christopher Isherwood Copyright 1945 1st Printing 128 pages 7 3/4"h x 5 1/4"w
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