Christopher Isherwood Diaries

Christopher Isherwood Diaries

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In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California; his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, Thomas Mann, Charles Laughton, Gielgud, Olivier, Richard Burton and Aldous Huxley. Throughout this period, Isherwood continued to write novels and sustain his literary friendships - with E. M. Forster, Somerset Maugham, Tennessee Williams and others. He turned to his diaries several times a week to record jokes and gossip, observations about his adopted country, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary was a way of accounting for himself; he used it as both a discipline and a release.Ted took odd jobs: he was employed as a tour guide and in the mail room atWamet Brothers, as a sales clerk in a ... Bacon worked as an interior decorator in London during the late lgzos and lived in Berlin in I930. around the time that he anbsp;...

Title:Christopher Isherwood Diaries
Author:Christopher Isherwood
Publisher:Random House - 2012-12-31


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