The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy—in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met Don Bachardy, a California teenager, on the beach in Santa Monica in 1952. Within a year, they began to live together as an openly gay couple, defying convention in the closeted world of Hollywood. Isherwood was forty-eight; Bachardy was eighteen. The Animals… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


For what is ostensibly a private and intimate correspondence, it’s surprising how little of anything emotional, inconvenient, intimate — indeed private — comes across.

These are tender, sweet, campy love letters we are given the privilege of reading, if we so choose.

Sadly, there's too much gossip and sentiment in "The Animals" and not enough literature.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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