My Guru and His Disciple Paperback / softback
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SIMON CALLOWIn 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 23/05/2013
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780099561231
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