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My Father And Myself : New York Review Books Classics - J.R. Ackerley

My Father And Myself

New York Review Books Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780940322127
Number Of Pages: 280

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When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own--this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley's pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making "My Father and Myself" a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man. This witty, sorrowful, and beautiful book is a classic of twentieth-century memoir.

"I would like to give J.R. Ackerley's My Father and Myself to the entire Tory Shadow Cabinet... It shows how tissue-thin the narrative of power and 'respectable' class-consciousness always has been. The likes of David Cameron should read this book and think again if they believe hegemony to be part of their birthright." Will Self. Times

ISBN: 9780940322127
ISBN-10: 0940322129
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1