Cover illustrations by Don Bachardy; In this book Isherwood tells the story of his relationship with Swami Prabhavananda of the Ramakrishna Order from their first meeting to the death of the swami - and beyond. He writes of his introduction to the spiritual world; problems with his homosexuality; his attempt at leading a monastic life; the problems he had to face while writing his large Ramakrishna biography; of Ramakrishna and His Disciples and his renunciation of any kind of spiritual teachership. The book is in large part based on extracts from his diaries and is well-written and entertaining. In part the ironic and intellectual Englishman takes over but by and large the book is soaked in a fitting and rather beautiful humbleness. A good read that also paints portraits of fellow seekers like Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard.
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; Dust Jacket un-clipped; Previous owner's signature in ink to fep.
Author Isherwood, Christopher
Binding Hardcover (Maroon Cloth)
Publisher Eyre Methuen; London
Condition Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket