Download e-book for kindle: A Single Man: A Novel by Christopher Isherwood

By Christopher Isherwood

ISBN-10: 1466853344

ISBN-13: 9781466853348

Welcome to sunny suburban Sixties Southern California. George is a homosexual middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic dying of his younger associate. he's decided to persist within the workouts of his former lifestyles. A unmarried Man follows him over the process a standard twenty-four hours. at the back of his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what's printed is a guy who loves being alive regardless of the entire daily injustices.

When Christopher Isherwood's A unmarried Man first seemed, it surprised many with its frank, sympathetic, and relocating portrayal of a homosexual guy in adulthood. Isherwood's favourite of his personal novels, it now stands as a vintage lyric meditation on existence as an outsider.

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Lléveme a Saint-Denis. –¡Un momento! –exclamó el jefe de personal, y enseguida, suavizando el tono, añadió:– Perdón, Excelencia, pero ¿no cree que debería ser yo, su jefe de personal, el encargado de contratar a un cochero si se requiriera aquí ese género de servidor? El barón no llegó a contestar. Su atención fue acaparada por uno de los caballos del sulki traído por Atanasius Siux “Matt Ungo” D’Onofre, que entró a la cocina a todo galope, se detuvo junto al cochero (no sin desparramar vajilla, azúcar, harina y especias a su paso) y le dijo algo al oído.

Dicen que la distancia es como el tiempo H abía cuatro mansiones inglesas (erigidas en Zaire por constructores hiperbóreos), todas ellas profusamente habitadas, pero por una sola persona cada una. Además, esas personas habitaban las mansiones sin estar en ellas, por diferentes razones. La primera de estas personas era el barón von Kelkepart, que trataba de abrir un boquete en uno de los muros de su mansión, para poder entrar a ella, ya que las puertas y las ventanas estaban cerradas. El barón quería cometer lo que podía considerarse un autorrobo (aunque la mansión no era de su propiedad, ni la alquilaba; él sólo la habitaba, y hasta ahí nomás).

Sus padres murieron de contentos cuando él nació, pues la felicidad de tener un hijo superaba en mucho la capacidad de sus mezquinos corazones. Por eso, y luego de un período en que Pompeyo fue albergado en la que, fideicomisarios mediante, era su casa, pasó a quedar al amparo de su abuelo materno, que vivía en concubinato con la abuela paterna de Pompeyo, divorciados los dos de sus respectivos cónyuges, quienes, no obstante, no se sintieron atraídos entre sí y buscaron compañía ora en terceras personas, ora en animales, domésticos en el caso del abuelo paterno, y salvajes en el de 7 Sí, llámelo así tranquilo, nomás..

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