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Single Man Paperback – 1 Aug 1969

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (Aug. 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140026029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140026023
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,182,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book." --Stephen Spender

"Isherwood's "A Single Man," published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement." -- Edmund White

"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist." -- Anthony Burgess



An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book. "Stephen Spender"

Isherwood's "A Single Man," published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement. "Edmund White"

A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist. "Anthony Burgess""

"An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book." --Stephen Spender

"Isherwood's A Single Man, published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement." --Edmund White

"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist." --Anthony Burgess

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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 --Guardian, John Lehmann

Very sad and yet at times wildly funny --The Daily Telegraph

An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book --Stephen Spender

Lyrical and intensely moving --Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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