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The Resource A single man, Christopher Isherwood

A single man, Christopher Isherwood

Label
A single man
Title
A single man
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Isherwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The best prose writer in English' - Gore Vidal. Celebrated as a masterpiece from its first publication, "A Single Man" is the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover Jim. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation. 'A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful' - "Sunday Times"
Biographical or historical data
Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904. He began to write at university and later moved to Berlin, where he gave English lessons to support himself. He witnessed first hand the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany and some of his best works, such as Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, draw on these experiences. He created the character of Sally Bowles, later made famous as the heroine of the musical Cabaret. Isherwood travelled with W.H Auden to China in the late 1930s before going with him to America in 1939. He died on 4 January 1986.
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Isherwood, Christopher
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • College teachers
  • Middle-aged men
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Gay men
Target audience
general
Label
A single man, Christopher Isherwood
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780099541288
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780099541288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A single man, Christopher Isherwood
Publication
Control code
9780099541288
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780099541288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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