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My Guru and His Disciple

(1980)
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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, script-writing conferences at M-G-M, and intellectual sparring sessions with Bertolt Brecht alternated with nights of fasting at the Vedanta Center and a six-month period of celibacy and sobriety. Seldom has a single man been endowed with such strong drives toward both sensuality and spirituality, abandon and discipline. . . . In these pages, Isherwood has reinvented the spirit of devotion for the modern reader." Edmund White, New York Times Book Review

"This book is a humbling tribute to someone who revealed to Isherwood inner grounds for spiritual awareness." Alan Hollinghurst, New Statesman

A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) is the author of Down There on a Visit, Lions and Shadows, A Meeting by the River, The Memorial, Prater Violet, A Single Man, and The World in the Evening, all available from the University of Minnesota Press.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

February 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-374-21702-5 / 978-0-374-21702-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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July 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-413-46930-1 / 978-0-413-46930-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eyre Methuen
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 1-250-25487-6 / 978-1-250-25487-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-09-956123-9 / 978-0-09-956123-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Guru And His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-8166-3864-0 / 978-0-8166-3864-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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August 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-374-52087-9 / 978-0-374-52087-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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July 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Guru And His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-14-005837-0 / 978-0-14-005837-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-417-05590-0 / 978-0-417-05590-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Guru and His Disciple (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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