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A Single Man (Film Tie-In)  : Vintage Classics - Christopher Isherwood

A Single Man (Film Tie-In)

Vintage Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st February 2010
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A Single Man is an exclusive Vintage Classic that has been made into a film starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth and directed by Tom Ford.

Book Description

A Single Man is an exclusive Vintage Classic that has been made into a film starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth and directed by Tom Ford.

In this brilliantly perceptive novel, a middle aged professor living in California, is alienated from his students by differences in age and nationality ,and from the rest of society by his homosexuality. Isherwood explores the depths of the human soul and its ability to triumph over loneliness, alienation and loss.

About the Author

Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) was one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. He left Cambridge without graduating, briefly studied medicine and then turned to writing his first novels, All the Conspirators and The Memorial. He spent four years in Berlin writing Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin on which the musical Cabaret was based, and then in 1939 moved to America. He became a US citizen in 1946, where he wrote another five novels including A Single Man, a travel book and a biography of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. In the 1960s and ‘70s he turned to autobiographical works: Kathleen and Frank, Christopher and His Kind and October, one month of his diary with drawings by Don Bachardy.

"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" -- John Lehmann Guardian "Very sad and yet at times wildly funny" -- The Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780099548829
ISBN-10: 0099548828
Series: Vintage Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.11