By Christopher Isherwood
The author's favourite of his personal novels, now again in print!
When A unmarried guy used to be initially released, it stunned many by means of its frank, sympathetic, and relocating portrayal of a homosexual guy in midlife. George, the protagonist, is adjusting to existence on his personal after the surprising loss of life of his associate, and determines to persist within the exercises of his lifestyle; the process A unmarried guy spans twenty-four hours in a typical day. An Englishman and a professor residing in suburban Southern California, he's an intruder in each method, and his inner reflections and interactions with others demonstrate a guy who loves being alive regardless of daily injustices and loneliness. Wry, all of sudden manic, consistently humorous, unusually unhappy, this novel catches the feel of lifestyles itself.
"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist." Anthony Burgess
"An totally devastating, unnerving, terrific book." Stephen Spender
"Just as his Prater Violet is the easiest novel i do know in regards to the video clips, Isherwood's A unmarried guy, released in 1964, is among the first and most sensible novels of the fashionable homosexual liberation movement." Edmund White
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