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A Single Man

A Single Man
Your Price: $18.50 CDN
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Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 08166-38624
ISBN-13: 9780816638628

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Christopher Isherwood's favorite of his own novels.

When A Single Man was originally published, it shocked many by its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in midlife. George, the protagonist, is adjusting to life on his own after the sudden death of his partner, and determines to persist in the routines of his daily life; the course of A Single Man spans twenty-four hours in an ordinary day. An Englishman and a professor living in suburban Southern California, he is an outsider in every way, and his internal reflections and interactions with others reveal a man who loves being alive despite everyday injustices and loneliness. Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, this novel catches the texture of life itself.

In 2008, fashion designer, Tom Ford directed a film adaptation of the novel. The film, stars Colin Firth as George and Julianne Moore as his friend, Charley (Charlotte).

What people say:

"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist." — Anthony Burgess

"An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book." — Stephen Spender

"Just as his Prater Violet is the best novel I know about the movies, Isherwood's A Single Man, published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement." — Edmund White

About the Author:

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was a British-born American writer who worked in many genres, including fiction, drama, film, travel, and autobiography. He was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

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