He met Harris while working in his father’s tailor’s shop. Durrell was part of the literary scene that Miller attached himself to in Paris, where Nin became his lover and Brassaï was a fellow-denizen of the night. Orwell met him en route to the Spanish Civil War, and rated his writing highly. He met Katsimbalis and Seferis in Greece, Eliot and Thomas in London, and Dos Passos, Anderson, Léger, Marin and Steiglitz on returning to the U.S. Huxley, Williams and Patchen were all friends. Bose visited him in California, where Steinbeck was a neighbour.