Liberation by Christopher Isherwood
Diaries, Vol. 3: 1970-1983

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...there is little good — and a great deal bad — that we can gain from the diaries that is not already in the fiction.
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Candid and revealing, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries brings together his thoughts on life, love, and death. Beginning in the period of his life when he wrote Kathleen and Frank, his first intensely personal book, Liberation: Diaries 1970–1983 intimately and wittily records Isherwood's immersion in the 1970s art scene in Los Angeles, New York, and London—a world peopled by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, as well as his Broadway writing career, which brought him in touch with John Huston, Merchant and Ivory, John Travolta, John Voight, Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Didion, and Armistead Maupin. With a preface by Edmund White, Liberation is a rich and engaging final memoir by one of the most celebrated writers of his generation.


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Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), perhaps the first major openly gay writer to be read extensively by a wider audience, was one of the most distinguished authors of the twentieth century. His literary friendships encompassed such writers as W. H. Auden, E. M. Forster, Stephen Spender, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Somerset Maugham.
Published November 20, 2012 by Harper. 928 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Daniel Swift on Feb 01 2013

...there is little good — and a great deal bad — that we can gain from the diaries that is not already in the fiction.

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