My Guru and His Disciple

Christopher Isherwood

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My Guru and His Disciple is a sweetly modest and honest portrait of Isherwood's spiritual instructor, Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu priest who guided Isherwood for some thirty years. It is also a book about the often amusing and sometimes painful counterpoint between worldliness and holiness in Isherwood's own life. Sexual sprees, all-night drinking bouts, a fast car ride with Greta Garbo, scriptwriting conferences at M-G-M, intellectual sparring sessions with Berthold Brecht alternated with nights of fasting at the Vedanta Center, a six-month period of celibacy and sobriety, and the pious drudgery of translating (in collaboration with the Swami) the Bhagavad-Gita. Seldom has a single man been owed with such strong drives toward both sensuality and spirituality, abandon and discipline; out of the passionate dialectic between these drives, My Guru and His Disciple has been written.

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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1902-86) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. Translator, biographer, novelist, and playwright, Isherwood is the author of over twenty books.

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My Guru and His Disciple
Christopher Isherwood

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781466853300
ISBN10: 1466853301
338 pages
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