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Read online Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960 In Christopher Isherwood and W H Auden emigrated together to the United States These diaries covering the period up to describe Isherwood s search for a new life in California where he eventually settled The diaries tell how Isherwood became a disciple of the Hindu monk Swami Prabhavananda about his pacifism during World War II about his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo Chaplin Thomas Mann Bertolt Brecht Stravinsky Aldous Huxley Gielgud Olivier Richard Burton and Charles Laughton many of whom were migr s like himself .

Throughout this period Isherwood continued to write novels and sustain his literary friendship with E M Forster Somerset Maugham Gore Vidal Tennessee Williams and others He turned to his diary several times a week to record jokes and gossip observations about his adopted country philosophy and mystical insights In spare luminous prose he also revealed his most intimate and passionate relationships particularly with Bill Caskey and later with the very young Don Bachardy by Christopher Isherwood, Katherine Bucknell

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Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960
Title:Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960
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ISBN:0061180181
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Number of Pages:1104
Category:Biography, Glbt, Memoir, Autobiography, Non fiction
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