|Plot Summary of Diaries: 1939-1960|
|" Christopher Isherwood, most famous as the author of "I Am a Camera," emigrated to the United States in 1939 seeking a new life in California. His diaries describe his homoerotic love affairs with Bill Caskey and Don Bachardy, his friendships with writers such as Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams and others, as well as actors like Garbo and Charlie Chaplin. He also tells of his faith in the Hindu religion and his pacifism in World War II. "
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Diaries: 1939-1960|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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