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Hanges Trains Click the link My Review of Mr Norris Changes TrainsIf ou wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at English A Single Man ItalianoGeorge a middle aged professor has an ordinary life but now he must relate to loneliness because of the untimely passing of his partner Glimmers of light thanks to few daily joys can be seen in his gray days a female friend who invites him to dinner to distract him but awkwardily ends up kissing him ignoring his homosexuality and pretending than what George can offer her Or a college student who spends the night at George s house giving him a few hours of company and a renewed desire which maybe it is too late to pander to However they are only momentary flashes light and darkI admit that I did not know Christopher Isherwood First class language essential and sharp proseVote 75Una vita ordinaria uella di George un professore di mezza et che deve relazionarsi con la solitudine a causa della scomparsa prematura del compagno Spiragli di luce dati da piccole gioie uotidiane si intravedono nelle sue giornate grigie un amica che lo invita a cena e lo distrae ma goffamente finisce per baciarlo ignorando la sua omosessualit e pretendendo pi di uello che George pu offrirle Oppure uno studente universitario che passa la notte a casa sua donandogli ualche ora di compagnia e un desiderio riacceso ma che forse troppo tardi per assecondare Sono per solo intermittenze luce e buioAmmetto che non conoscevo Christopher Isherwood Linguaggio sopraffino prosa essenziale e taglienteVoto 75 Oh Colin Firth sir The Carpenters you are just perfect in every single way and Julianne can I becomeou in this film With that eyeliner an inch thick Let s all get drunk and dance to Green Onions together What a name for a song right And I don t even dance Is that Don Draper on the phone Ask to speak to Betty And Mary s husband long before Downton Abbey with Nicholas Hoult and his Justin Bieber hair Can we please start calling it KennyNicholas Hoult hair And that sweater Where do I get one A Nicholas Hoult I mean but I d settle for a sweater I guess Let s not I aspire It s listed as being 192 pages long but I swear it s because the edition I read had fifty words a page with three inch margins an every sideIt s so economical it is or less mind blowingIf my desire to express whimsy came from Terry Pratchett and PG Wodehouse and my inclination to be daring and irreverent came from David Foster Wallace and Stephen King If my unruly imagination came from Bill Watterson and my eye for alienation from Susan Cooper If my lust for scale came from JRR Tolkien and James Clavell and Robert Jordan And if my visions of other worlds came from Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury and Robert A Heinlein Then my taste for lyrical emotive Los Hijos del Orden yet still ecumenical prose came from Christopher IsherwoodEvery line a honed blade With every word the keen edge effortlessly slicing slicing slicing until the ribbons ofou it leaves behind reveal the images and the feelings and the insight he d woven into his words from the beginningOh how I aspireHow I try so very hard to come close to what he s done in this novel To how he s done itAn entire day in the life of a human man A single man during which his Life And All That and all that means and all it has come to spreads open for Why Place Matters you like a night bloom a secret betweenou and the moon to look upon it and see what s insideHe wrote it in something like two weeks And it s wonderful and heartbreaking and now a passenger in my body a lens over my eyes the better for me to compare my labors against hisFor me to remember how he created so much with so littleProbably the greatest influence on my writing and the bar against which I measure all literature not just LGBT litFlawlessview spoilerAs is the film by former chief designer of house Gucci Tom Ford It is transcendent and its beauty is matched only by its grief hide spoiler This book is a truly beautiful thing a completely exuisite experience Page after page it spoke to me as elouently and profoundly as any book I ve ever read It was sad and funny and wise and observant without ever becoming sentimental or maudlinIn 186 pages of concentrated To Rabbittown yet langorous stream of consciousness prose Isherwood gets to the heart of what it means to be a middle aged man a loner a fish out of water an expatriate on several levels as a Britisher in a new land a gay man in mid century America a man who thinks of himself as an outsider and a social animal at the same time as a human temporarily privileged to be in the land of the living Death is always on his mind which makes hisearning to live all the powerful and poignantThe book has no plot per se It is one day in the life of George a British professor of English lit teaching at a small college near LA It begins with him waking up in bed and his realization of the process of becoming conscious of being alive of being here and now It proceeds through memories of his life and the recent death of his partner Jim It takes us through his day teaching his seemingly oblivious Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, 2009-2010 Statutory Supplement young charges and privileges us with his sly wry and oddly generous observations on American social s customs and materialism of the 1950s early 1960s It shows us his distanced relations with his neighbors his platonic and touching relationship with fellow expat Charlotte his journeys to the grocery and to a bar and his fledgling potential love relationship with aoung student The book is clearly meant to be read as a first person POV narrative et is told book is clearly meant to be read as a first person POV narrative et is told the omniscient standpoint referring to George as he It s in keeping with George s own tendency to step back and look at himself within the big pictureDespite the tinge of sadness throughout the book is often wickedly funny and always full of magnificent insightFinding a Holy Grail book like this is what readers live for I m uite floored by it and very grateful to have found it A new favoriteKevinRKy 2016 very slightly amended2016 As of this date I still have not seen the film version which I possess in my film collection I m actually not eager to see it because the book was so fulfilling. Ons with others reveal a man who loves being alive despite everyday injustices and loneliness Wry suddenly manic constantly funny surprisingly sad this novel catches the true textures of life itself BOOK JACKET. ,


Opposite Mundanely alone Sitting on the toilet kind of alone He s alienated a British guy in America a gay man in 1960s suburbia knocking around his house which is small The Moth Diaries yes but feels cavernous now with no JimSo in these pages is the account of one day in the life of George Taking his collection of cells to work to the outer world trying to make his puzzle piece fit even though it is misshapen by griefIt s miraculous how relatable it is how any reader can recognize that void George feels that play acting at living he forces himself to doAnd it s not going to depressou in the way Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels, you might think Because it s so damn beautiful it s about losses but it s just as much about life and picking Hollywood Education yourself up and running into the ocean naked at night with someoneou barely know while Steps Through the Mist you still canPlus ifou re lucky enough to have seen the film which is excellent it brings to mind George on the big screen and that s never a bad thing A few times in my life I ve had moments of absolute clarity When for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh It s as though it had all just come into existenceI can never make these moments last I cling to them but like everything they fade I have lived my life on these moments They pull me back to the present and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be We all make plans even sometimes we have moments when the future becomes crystal clear and we can feel brief contentment in the present George is no different He has made plans many plans beautiful plans perfect plans that were scattered to the winds by seemingly random events When we are with the right person our dreams can dovetail together and even the unachievable can seem so possible An assembly of stars can be seen as mythological creatures and the future can be sketched outside the mind and achieve timbers doors and windows Those windows if The Missing Brides (Missing, you peer out them from the corner ofour eye may even let Jan, Jans en de kinderen 11 you see further intoour destiny Jim diedNot some random Jim not the Jim that was the friend of a friend or the Jim that sold newspapers at the local kiosk He was the Jim of the past the present and the future It was meant to be RightThere are two Georges The one that knows what to say knows what to do and the other George of the internal monologue The truth embracer The one brimming with hurt and pain Sometimes he sneaks past the public persona and says exactly what he feels Do Dudo of St Quentin you think it makes people nasty to be loved You know it doesn t Then why should it make them nice to be loathed Whileou re being persecuted Drittes Reich und Zweiter Weltkrieg you hate what s happening toou Locas you hate the people who are making it happenou re in a world of hate Why Smoking Lovely you wouldn t recognize love ifou met it You d suspect love You d think there was something behind it some motive some trick Most of the time it is concealed It is only when he is teaching at the local college that sometimes the discussion will trip the right buttons and the real George rippling with a chainmail of indignation will throw his voice up at the universe George smiles to himself with entire self satisfaction Yes I am crazy he thinks That is my secret my strength He s not crazy He s just bruised and battered He s angry and lost Haunted by memories of what was and what could have been The perfect eveninglying down on the couch beside the bookcase and reading himself sleepyJim lying opposite him at the other end of the couch also reading the two of them absorbed in their books et so completely aware of each other s presence George has moments when the two personas rally together and optimism that is hard to deny comes bubbling to the surface giving him surge of hope that there is time to still formulate a new future I am alive he says to himself I am alive And life energy surges hotly through him and delight and appetite How good to be in a body even this old beat up carcass that still has warm blood and live semen and rich marrow and wholesome flesh And he still has books even though his relationship with them has changed They don t give him the solace that they used to but they are still living entities that talk to him allbeit usually while on the porcelain throne These books have not made George nobler or better or truly wise It is just that he likes listening to their voices the one or the other according to his mood He misuses them uite ruthlessly despite the respectful way he has to talk about them in public to put him to bed to take his mind off the hands of the clock to relax the nagging of his pyloric spasm to gossip him out of his melancholy to trigger the conditioned reflexes of his colon George still notices the beautiful ouths to trigger the conditioned reflexes of his colon George still notices the beautiful Forbidden Mate (Holland Brothers, youths around his campus He even has visions about the local toughs standing on the street corners The scowlingouths on the corners see him as a dodderer no doubt or at best as a potential score Yet he still claims a distant kinship with the strength of their oung arms and shoulders and loins For a few bucks he could get any one of them to climb into the car ride back with him to his house strip "Off Butch Leather Jacket "butch leather jacket tight levis shirt and cowboy boots and take part a naked sullen oung athlete in the wrestling bout of his pleasure But that isn t what he wants any I demand Jim We are all really two people There is the person who speaks for us and there is the person who says what we are really thinking a constant echo in our head as we puzzle over what we see We are sometime rather brutal with the outside world with people If we are lucky we can keep it contained behind the facade just keep playing the movie for an audience of one The horrible thoughts we have mostly just a bit of catty nonsense but sometimes vindictively pessimistic give us sardonic pleasure We smile and we say thank Under Grand Hotel, Volume 02 you or aren tou sweet or we need to do this often Sometimes we do mean it but sometimes the bruised soul within says something uite different from the version of ourselves we present to the world We are all George I also read and reviewed Christopher Isherwood s novel Mr Norris His partner determined to persist in the routines of his daily life An Englishman and a professor living in suburban Southern California he is an outsider in every way and his internal reflections and interacti. .
Christopher Isherwood has written a book that makes me hate him Or maybe I hate myself The main theme of this book is loss loss of a lover loss of DIRTY - 47 verruchte TABU Erotik Geschichten youth loss of identity loss of direction it s all there in beautifully phrased observations and it tickled that spot in my mind the spot where I hide all of my fears until I could no longer ignore the fact that I am and I continue to lose these things myself until one day the devastating and unthinkable will happen and I will lose that which I hold most important It s not my hair for once The perfect eveninglying down on the couch beside the bookcase and reading himself sleepyJim lying opposite him at the other end of the couch also reading the two of them absorbed in their bookset so completely aware of each other s presence Isherwood s novel demonstrates how repressed my fears are and so does my natural reaction of making a silly joke about my hair This book does this to me and whilst I love that I am seen reading such wonderful literature on a train when either side of me are people with the latest mega bestsellers with no words bigger than two syllables and all the feeling of my hand after I ve slept on it all night I m not sure I am mature enough or willing to deal with the conseuences Think of two people living together day after day Im Squirrely! (The Nut Family, year afterear in this small space standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove sueezing past each other on the narrow stairs shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror constantly jogging jostling bumping against each other s bodies by mistake or on purpose sensually aggressively awkwardly impatiently in rage or in love think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave everywhere behind them I didn t really want to discuss the fact that Christopher Isherwood was a gay man and that his protagonist is a gay man but it seems that a lot of people can t get past that fact Top shelves GLBT etc and perhaps when this was written it really was uniue to write about a gay man AS IF HE WAS A NORMAL HUMAN BEING but to me George is not defined by his sexuality he is defined by his humanity and as such that should really be the end of it This is not a great piece of gay literature this is a great piece of literature full stop If that offends ou I shall not apologise No one ever hates without a cause I feel that to discuss this book any further would be to ruin it for ou it is 152 pages of uite large font all ou need to know beyond this is that it s also an incredibly uplifting and life affirming day in the life narrative Even though there are positive reviews aplenty I still had concerns this would turn out to be an overly melodramatic letdown but needn t have worried as what we have here is a compressed work of utter brilliance from a vastly undervalued writer who does not waste a single word making the reading experience flawless There are two thing in particular to highlight that nailed it for me firstly I do not believe Isherwood set out with the intention of writing a story wholly about about homosexuality but to create a universal character in George Falconer who comes across just like everybody else meaning he is easy to relate to Secondly although deeply shattering in it s portrayal of a man grieving for his partner there is something almost life affirming in how George s bereavement is told that not only showcases how to do sad without being depressing but also what love and affection means in it s truest sense regardless of the sex of a partner A phenomenal small novel written with total heart and soul An astounding Piece Of Work A of work a in the life of novel The day belongs to George Falconer an English professor in his 50s English by nationality as well teaching in southern California It is set in the early 1960s George s lover Jim has recently died suddenly and he is alone again The novel takes #us from waking to breakfast to travelling to #from waking to breakfast to travelling to and so on This doesn t have the grandiosity of Joyce it is much straightforward and focuses living each day because of life s brevity The novel is about loss but it is also about being an outsider in this case gay a foreigner middle aged alone most of all it is about being human and we share George s day his hopes and fears The interactions with Charlotte and Kenny are wonderfully poignant and very funny The prose is beautiful Some stream of consciousness novels can be hard work but this one just flows it could so easily have become sentimental because of the focus on loss but it does not The everyday occurrences are well described dinner with a friend teaching class George s interior monologue is wonderful a flirtation swimming in the sea admittedly only everyday if ou live near it and the normal activities of all our lives even driving a carIsherwood is really asking How do we live How do we get through life There are no answers but the ending is truly great and Wicked City (Wicked City, you willou a long way to find a better one in literature Isherwood not only describes being alone well he also captures being in a relationship with another The perfect eveninglying down on the couch beside the bookcase and reading himself sleepyJim lying opposite him at the other end of the couch also reading the two of them absorbed in their books et so completely aware of each other s presence The descriptions of the physical geography of the house as it is lived in alone and the contrast with two people living in the same small space is just "Brilliant This Is Just A Great Novel "This is just a great novel I would urge everyone to read it There is a certain level of melancholy but there is warmth hope and great humanity This witty acerbic elegant little novel should not be confused with the soggy self pitying movie of the same name Ever feel lonely Ever lose someone irreplaceable Feel like their absence is the lion s share of what ou re carrying around in that body of ours and the only way ou can drag that collection of cells through life is by putting on a face an act a showChristopher Isherwood captured that painful status in this small marvellous book George has lost Jim And now George is bewilderingly alone not melodramatically so but the. When A Single Man was originally published it shocked many by its frank sympathetic and moving portrayal of a gay man in midlife George the protagonist is adjusting to life on his own after the sudden death of. ,

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