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Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood studios and teaching English to European refugees. When the war ended he careered into a life of frantic socialising, increasing dissipation, anxiety and despair. For nearly half a decade he all but ceased to write fiction and he abandoned his lifelong habit of keeping a diary.This is Isherwood's account, reconstructed nearly thirty years later, of his day-to-day experiences in London, New York and Santa Monica. Begun in 1971, in a post-sixties atmosphere of liberation, Lost Years includes explicit details of his romantic and sexual relationships during the 1940s and unveils a hidden and sometimes shocking way of life, shared with friends, acquaintances and colleagues - many of whom were themselves well-known writers, artists, actors and filmmakers.Isherwood never prepared Lost Years for publication because he rapidly became caught up in writing the bestselling book which established him as a hero of gay liberation, Christopher and His Kind. Lost Years shows Isherwood both as a private being trying to make sense of the events of his life and as social chroni

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780701169312
ISBN-10: 0701169311
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 45mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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