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date: 08 December 2021

Christopher Isherwood 1904–86
English novelist 

  1. The common cormorant (or shag)
    Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
    You follow the idea, no doubt?
    It's to keep the lightning out.
     
    ‘The Common Cormorant’ (written 1925)
  2. I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.
    Goodbye to Berlin (1939) ‘Berlin Diary’ Autumn 1930