'A major literary event' GUARDIAN


By Christopher Isherwood
Edited & Introduced by Katherine Bucknell

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 Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Mann, E. M. Forster, Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, David O. Selznick, Igor Stravinsky, and Aldous Huxley. They also record the beginning of his long relationship with the American painter Don Bachardy.