A Single Man Author:Christopher Isherwood With its hones depiction of a day in the life of an ordinary gay man named George, Christopher Isherwood's masterpiece A Single Man set a new standard for gay fiction when it was first published in 1964. Stephen Spender hailed the work as "an absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book." — Isherwood's celebrated "camera-eye" style reaches f... more »ull maturity here; through Isherwood's keen observations, we come to know George's world as he mourns the untimely death of his partner and muddles through the hours and minutes of his daily routine. Critic Claude J. Summers has noted that the novel "deal[s] with universal themes of commitment and grief, alienation and isolation" and that it "concretely explores the gay sensibility and masterfully balances worldly and religious points of view."
Long acknowledged as a classic, A Single Man is perhaps more poignant and profound today - over a decade into the devastating battle with AIDS.« less