reading Isherwood in our current political climate is certainly an interesting experience. he writes so well about the goings-on during the rise of H*tler and the begin of the war, tells of it through a personal lense. a lot of what he describes mirrors what's going today - how people react, how the media lies. of course it does, humans have always been the same.
the book makes me sad - have we really learnt nothing from history? are things gonna escalate for us the way they escalated for him..?
and yet his writing feels comforting. having a person from history reach out through the pages to say "you're not alone"... gods what a precious gift 🌹
book: Down There On A Visit, Christopher #Isherwood
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