CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD LOST YEARS • A MEMOIR, 1945-1951
The English writer Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood studios, teaching English to European refugees and ultimately converting to Hinduism. After the war he realized he was not cut out to be a monk, and with his wartime vigil behind him he careened into a life of frantic socializing, anxiety and eventually, despair. For nearly half a decade he no longer wrote fiction and even abandoned his life-long habit of keeping a diary. The Lost Years is Isherwood's own account, reconstructed from datebooks, letters and memory nearly 30 years later of his experience during these missing years.
Christopher Isherwood The Lost Years, A Memoir, 1945-1951 Copyright 2000 388 pages 9 3/4"h x 6 1/2"w
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