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My guru and his disciple, Christopher Isherwood

Label
My guru and his disciple
Title
My guru and his disciple
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Isherwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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1904-1986
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Isherwood, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Prabhavananda
  • Authors, English
  • Gurus
Target audience
adult
Label
My guru and his disciple, Christopher Isherwood
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14929963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781466853300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14929963
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14929963
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
My guru and his disciple, Christopher Isherwood
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14929963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781466853300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14929963
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14929963
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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