About this book
The 3rd and final volume of Isherwood's diaries, edited by Katherine Bucknell, which charts his life in the 1970s. He greeted advancing age with his familiar, unquenchable appetite for the new, and wrote with disarming candour about his fear of death. The 2nd volume is also published in TPB this month, and several of his classic novels are also republished. With a preface by Edmund White.
The author 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. In this book, he reveals how the fear of death crowded in his fame, and shows how his life-long immersion lifted him, paradoxically, towards transcendence.
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