They Were an Item #74


Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden

6 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

Here's one of these nutshell summaries of the cultural positions of Los Angeles and New York: We get Isherwood, they get Auden.

erik hogstrom said...

Don Bachardy FTW!!!

Tommy O'C said...

Los Angeles and New York: We get Isherwood, they get Auden."He was my east, my west, my--"
Never mind.

Kreisler said...

Looking chirpier than they probably felt, on their way to China to cover the war there. Still, they had recently acquired a taste for benzedrine in NY so maybe this was what kept them going.

Tommy O'C said...

they had recently acquired a taste for benzedrine in NY so maybe this was what kept them goingThat will do it.

mister muleboy said...

What a pleasing coincidence: I was just reading Christopher Hitchens's article in The Atlantic on Edward Upward, with its numerous refernces to Auden and to Isherwood, when I stopped by for a dose of Charlie Parker and found this photo. Nice to put a [new, to me] photo to a face, and all that.

It may be benzedrine, I'll concede -- but you'll note that all four hands are well out of view . . . .