Liberation, Volume 3: Diaries: 1970-1983

4.08 avg rating
( 26 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062084743: Liberation, Volume 3: Diaries: 1970-1983

In this final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries, capstone of a million-word masterwork, he greets advancing age with poignant humour and an unquenchable appetite for the new. Isherwood journeyed and changed with his century, until, by the 1980s, he was celebrated as the finest prose writer in English and the Grand Old Man of Gay Liberation. 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.

Gifted friends both anonymous and infamous take a turn through Isherwood's densely populated human comedy, sketched with ruthlessness and benevolence against the background of the Vietnam War and the Nixon, Carter and Reagan White Houses. Bachardy's burgeoning career pulled Isherwood into the 1970s art scene where we meet Rauschenberg, Ruscha, and Warhol (serving fetid meat for lunch) as well as Hockney (adored) and Kitaj. Frpm Hollywood and the worlds of music and letters enter John Huston, Merchant and Ivory, John Travolta, John Voight, Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Didion and Armistead Maupin.

These are the most concrete and the most mysterious of his diaries, candidly revealing the fear of death that crowded in past Isherwood's fame, and showing how his life-long immersion in the day-to-day lifted him, paradoxically, toward transcendence.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Frank, funny and frequently poignant" ( Good Book Guide)

"Sharp and often very funny...marvellous and marveling" (Peter Parker Spectator)

"Meticulously and lovingly edited by Katherine Bucknell…at its best his prose still seems fresh and in the moment" ( Spectator)

"Isherwood's is an exemplary twentieth-century life: assured and neurotic, fearless and fretful, generous and small-minded, forgiving and remorsefully judgemental." ( Financial Times)

Book Description:

Hilarious and often deeply moving, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's extraordinary diaries chronicles the 1970s, with a preface by Edmund White

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Isherwood, Christopher
Published by Harper (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 16
Seller
Sandpiper Books Ltd
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge; otherwise mint new condition. Orders are sent from our UK warehouse next working day. Bookseller Inventory # 17564

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Christopher Isherwood
Published by Harper (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062084747

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.29
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Isherwood, Christopher
Published by Harper 2012-11-20 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2012-11-20, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. 0062084747 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0062084747

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 20.01
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Christopher Isherwood
Published by Harper (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062084747

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 16.03
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Christopher Isherwood
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800620847431.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
36.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 20.05
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN 10: 0062084747 ISBN 13: 9780062084743
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
READERS PRIDE
(FREMONT, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. NEW Book in Mint Condition -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # RP0062084747BN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 24.05
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds