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My Guru and His Disciple – Christopher Isherwood

Tytuł:

My Guru and His Disciple

Autor:

Christopher Isherwood

Wydawnictwo:

Vintage Classics

Rok wydania:

2013

Okładka:

miękka

ISBN:

9780099561231

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In 1939, as Europe approaches war, Isherwood, an instinctive pacifist, travels west to California, seeking a new set of beliefs to replace the failed Leftism of the thirties. There he meets Swami Prabhavananda, a Hindu monk, who will become his spiritual guide for the next thirty-seven years. Late-night drinking sessions, free love, and the glamour of writing for the Hollywood studios alternate with meditation, abstinence and the study of religious texts in a compelling tug of war between worldliness and holiness.

My Guru and his Disciple is a sweetly modest and honest portrait of Isherwood’s spiritual instructor, Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu priest who guided Isherwood for some thirty years. It is also a book about the often amusing and sometimes painful counterpoint between worldliness and holiness in Isherwood’s own life. Sexual sprees, all-night drinking bouts, a fast car ride with Greta Garbo, script-writing conferences at M-G-M, and intellectual sparring sessions with Bertolt Brecht alternated with nights of fasting at the Vedanta Center and a six-month period of celibacy and sobriety. Seldom has a single man been endowed with such strong drives toward both sensuality and spirituality, abandon and discipline… In these pages, Isherwood has reinvented the spirit of devotion for the modern reader.”
Edmund White, New York Times Book Review

„This book is a humbling tribute to someone who revealed to Isherwood inner grounds for spiritual awareness.”
Alan Hollinghurst, New Statesman

A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) is the author of Down There on a Visit, Lions and Shadows, A Meeting by the River, The Memorial, Prater Violet, A Single Man, and The World in the Evening, all available from the University of Minnesota Press.

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Tytuł:

My Guru and His Disciple

Autor:

Christopher Isherwood

Wydawnictwo:

Vintage Classics

Rok wydania:

2013

Okładka:

miękka

ISBN:

9780099561231