Victor Marsh's new book, Mr Isherwood Changes
Trains: Christopher Isherwood and the search
for the ‘home-self" has
been published by Clouds of Magellan in Australia and is now available at Amazon.com.
In the fascinating book, Marsh interrogates the
assumptions and prejudices that have combined to disparage the sincerity of
Isherwood’s spiritual life. He delves into those features of Vedanta philosophy
that enabled Isherwood to integrate the various aspects of his dharma:
his vocation as a writer, and a spirituality not based on a repudiation of his
sexuality as a gay man.
Marsh interviewed Isherwood’s life partner, Don
Bachardy (who produced the portrait of Isherwood used on the cover at the right) in the
Winter 2006-2007 issue of White Crane.