Diaries 1970 - 1983. Preface by Edmund White. USA 2012, 875 pp., hardbound, € 36.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.HarperCollinsPublishers
»A slip of a wild boy: with quick silver eyes«, as Viginia Woolf saw him in the 1930s, Christopher Isherwood journeyed and changed with his century, until, by the 1980s, he ws celebrated as the finest prose writer in English and the grand old man of gay liberation. In the final volume of his diaries, the capstone of a million-wood masterwork, Isherwood greets advancing age with humor and appetite for the new. Even aches, illnesses, and diminishing powers are clues to a predicament still unfathomed. The mainstays of his mature contentment - his Hindu guru, Swami Prabhavananda, and his long-term companion, Don Bachardy - draw from him an unexpected high tide of joy and love. Around his private religious and domestic routines orbit gifted friends both anonymous and infamous. Bachardy's burgeoning career pulled Isherwood into the 1970s art scenes in L.A., N.Y.C., and London, where we meet Rauschenberg, Warhol, Hockney, and Kitaj.