By Christopher Isherwood
In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden emigrated jointly to the USA. In spare, luminous prose those diaries describe Isherwood's look for a brand new lifestyles in California; his paintings as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism in the course of international warfare II and his friendships with such proficient 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 became to his diaries numerous occasions per week to checklist jokes and gossip, observations approximately his followed nation, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary was once a fashion of accounting for himself; he used it as either a self-discipline and a free up.