The world in the evening by christopher isherwood is a quasi fictional account of love loss and regret as in many isherwood novels the main character is caught in a contest between his personal egoism and the needs of friends and lovers this novel has been praised for its narrators definitions of high and low camp. Evening set in the late 1930s and early 1940s seems to be hung on a simple frame part one is entitled an end in it the protagonist stephen monk catches his second wife jane in a compromising position with another man and leaves her immediately almost too easily it seems. Immediately before reading the world in the evening i read goodbye to berlin and mr norris changes trains isherwoods famous early novels about his time in berlin juxtaposed to these early novels the world in the evening has a maturity a subtlety and an emotionality that are not present in isherwoods earlier novels. The world in the evening by rachel sherwood about this poet rachel sherwood was born in washington dc and grew up in southern california she attended st davids university college in wales and california state university northridge where she cofounded the literary journal angels . The world traveler comes to a gradual understanding of himself and of his newly adopted homeland when first published in 1953 the world in the evening was notable for its clear eyed depiction of european and american mores sexuality and religion today readers herald isherwoods frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation
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