By Christopher Isherwood
In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden emigrated jointly to the U.S.. In spare, luminous prose those diaries describe Isherwood's look for a brand new existence in California; his paintings as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism in the course of international warfare II and his friendships with such talented artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, Thomas Mann, Charles Laughton, Gielgud, Olivier, Richard Burton and Aldous Huxley.
Throughout this era, Isherwood persevered to write down novels and maintain his literary friendships - with E. M. Forster, Somerset Maugham, Tennessee Williams and others. He grew to become to his diaries numerous instances every week to list jokes and gossip, observations approximately his followed state, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary used to be a fashion of accounting for himself; he used it as either a self-discipline and a free up.
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