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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