A Single Man (Vintage Classics)

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Celebrated as a masterpiece from its first publication, A Single Man is the story of George, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover, Jim. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation.

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His key postwar work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US - Independent This mix of humour and stoicism in the face of pent-up grief is essential Isherwood -- Guardian

His own highly personal form of fiction [is one] in which simple sentences strike a note of great intimacy with the reader as if to a close personal friend, and a sense of total honesty is sought. This style, witty, observant, nostalgic, exact, was Isherwood's great contribution to modern literature -- Financial Times

He had dazzling talents as a writer. His literary production was pre-eminent for its wit, humour, charm of style and narrative skill... A Single Man can be almost considered as his masterpiece -- Guardian, John Lehmann

Very sad and yet at times wildly funny -- The Daily Telegraph

An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book -- Stephen Spender

Lyrical and intensely moving -- Daily Telegraph

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"The best prose writer in English" ( Gore Vidal)

"A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful" ( Sunday Times)

"His key post-war work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US" ( Independent)

"Lyrical and intensely moving" ( Daily Telegraph)

"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist" ( Anthony Burgess)

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Book Description Vintage. 1 Paperback(s), 2010. soft. Book Condition: New. The inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Colin Firth, this brilliant late novel from Christopher Isherwood was deemed by Edmund White to be "one of the first and best novels of the modern Gay Liberation movement." Set in 1962, it is the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover Jim. With devastating clarity yet also with humor, Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation. Born in Cheshire in 1904, Isherwood began writing in 1928 and left England to live openly as a gay man in the demimonde of Weimar Berlin, where he was inspired to create some of his most famous fiction—stories that would later become wildly popular in the Broadway play I Am a Camera and the musical Cabaret."A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the U.S."—Independent 152. Bookseller Inventory # 71127

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Book Description CCV. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. Tells the story of George, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover, Jim. This title shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 10. Weight in Grams: 132. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099541288

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