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Title:My Guru and his Disciple
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.10)
Item ID:B009-4273
Publisher:Eyre Methuen, London, 1980
Illustrator:Don Bachardy
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Eyre Methuen, 1980, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Don Bachardy

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. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 338 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink to fep.. Gilt titles spine. maroon cloth. Illustrator: Don Bachardy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Swami Prabhavananda; Ramakrishna Order; Hinduism; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0413469301. ISBN/EAN: 9780413469304. Dewey Code: 823/.9/12. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4273.
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