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Publisher Comments:

The book that brought Isherwood back into the public eye in the twenty-first century

A Single Man was Christopher Isherwoods own favorite of his novels and was the basis for the Tom Ford movie starring Colin Firth.

     Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to life on his own after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of daily life. A Single Man follows him over the course of one day, an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. 

     When A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in midlife. Now it stands as a beautiful, lyrical meditation on life as an outsider. Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, the novel catches the texture of life itself.

     This is the beginning of a multiyear plan to reissue all of Isherwoods best work, culminating with the publication of a definitive new biography in 2015.

Synopsis:

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices.

 

When Christopher Isherwoods A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwoods favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

About the Author

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was born outside Manchester, England. He lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374520380
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Isherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Grief -- Fiction.
Subject:
Loss
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. XXIV
Publication Date:
1987
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 192 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780374520380 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices.

 

When Christopher Isherwoods A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwoods favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

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