A Single Man
Fiction The author's favorite of his own novels, now back in print! 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,... show more
Fiction The author's favorite of his own novels, now back in print! 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. "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
Publish date: March 20th 2001
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, 20th Century
I am just FLYING through books this year! I can't believe I've already finished my fourth book of the year. Granted, 3 of the 4 were pretty short so I have to take that into account, and should probably start reading some longer titles. Anyhow... A Single Man was a stunning novel. Absolutely beaut...
Waking up begins with saying am and now. That which has awoken then lies for a while staring up at the ceiling and down into itself until it has recognised I, and therefrom deduced I am, I am now. Here comes next, and is at least negatively reassuring; because here, this morning, is where it had ex...
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 twe...
I can't quite decide what to think or say about this book. The beginning is beautiful and goes almost beat for beat with the film adaptation I watched a few years ago. Except the part where George is Colin Firth, or the other way around. Then, as the day progresses 1960s rears its head and white m...
Portret psychologiczny zagubionego mężczyzny - wzorowego obywatela, wykładowcy Uniwersytetu. George (bo o nim mowa) to homoseksualista, który po śmierci swojego przyjaciela/kochanka pogrąża się w coraz większej depresji. Staje się człowiekiem dręczonym przez apatię i samotność. W dodatku czego nie d...