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A Single Man (novel)

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Country  United States
Publication date  1964
Originally published  1964
Publisher  Simon & Schuster
Adaptations  A Single Man (2009)
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Language  English
Pages  186 pp
Author  Christopher Isherwood
Genre  Novel
OCLC  171466
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Media type  Print (hardcover & paperback)
Similar  Christopher Isherwood books, Novels

A Single Man is a 1964 novel by Christopher Isherwood.

Set in Southern California during 1962, it depicts one day in the life of George, a middle-aged Englishman who is a professor at a Los Angeles university. The university might reflect CSULA, where Christopher Isherwood taught for some time.

In 2009, fashion designer Tom Ford directed a film adaptation of the novel, with additions made to the original plot. The film, starring Colin Firth as George, premiered at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. It was nominated for the Golden Lion and Firth won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. It received three Golden Globes nominations and an Academy Award nomination.

Plot

George, an English professor, is unable to cope with the despondent, bereaved nature of his existence after the sudden death of his partner, Jim. Throughout the day, he has various encounters with different people that color his senses and illuminate the possibilities of being alive and human in the world.

References

A Single Man (novel) Wikipedia


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