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Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden (uncredited). ~Repinned Via Roy Kenagy

Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, 1939

"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish." W.H.Auden

w.h. auden, photograph by richard avedon

Christopher Isherwood. I cannot begin to explain how much of an impact his books have had on my life.

“We must love one another or die” W. H. Auden. Publicity photograph for Faber and Faber

Photograph of W.H. Auden in profile, with inscription “Utopian youth grown old Italian. With love from Wystan”

Writers and their cats - W.H. Auden

Carson McCullers ~The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter ('40) Reflections in a Golden Eye ('41) The Member of the Wedding ('46) Ballad of the Sad Café ('51). " Mrs. McCullers &... Mr. Faulkner only writers since D. H. Lawrence w/ original poetic sensibility. Prefer Mrs. McCullers to Mr. Faulkner; she writes more clearly; prefer her to Lawrence because she has no message." – Graham Greene

Christopher Isherwood; note the Berlin stamp on his passport

J.R.R. Tolkien's letter to W.H. Auden, June, 7 1955: "I met a lot of things . . . that astonished me." Upon the author's first meeting characters and visiting locations in LOTR. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (ISBN 0-618-05699-8), 1981, Eds. Humphrey Carpenter & Christopher Tolkien. Pub: Houghton Mifflin. Also - ironicalcoincidin...