Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960 (Isherwood, Christopher Diaries) - 1939-1960, Vol. 1 - Christopher Isherwood; Katherine Bucknell (1997)
ISBN 9780061180002
Genre Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs
Subject Authors, English - Diaries
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date 1/29/1997
Format Hardcover (245 x 169 mm)
Language eng
At times pious, at times profane but always unashamedly honest, The Diaries of Christopher Isherwood provide an inside look at the life and times of one of the most celebrated writers of the century. Chronicling Isherwood's life from 1939, when he emigrated to the United States, until 1960, these entries cover some of the most turbulent years of his career and give readers unprecedented insight into the major turning points in his life. Here, Isherwood relates the spiritual crisis he went through as World War II began, his discipleship (along with Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard) with the Hindu monk Swami Prabhavananda and his decision to become a pacifist. Here also are his accounts of his intense social life in Hollywood, his career as a screenwriter and his many sexual affairs. Readers will be particularly fascinated by his revealing anecdotes and gossip about the literary greats (such as W. H. Auden, Thomas Mann, E. M. Forster, and Tennessee Williams) and movie stars (such as Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin and Sir Laurence Olivier) of the time.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 59
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LoC Classification PR6017.S5Z464 1997
Dewey 828/.91203
Edition 1st American ed.
Cover Price $40.00
No. of Pages 1104
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