Book Club: 'A Single Man' (1964)
10.30AM Thu 22 Apr 2021
QAGOMA | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at the Gallery for a socially distanced discussion. The titles on the autumn reading list will connect to, contextualise and discuss the ideas presented in ‘William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen’. Sessions are hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen.
Book 2: A Single Man (1964), Christopher Isherwood
Session 1: Wed 21 Apr, 3.00pm | Online via Zoom
Session 2: Thu 22 Apr, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 24 Apr, 3.00pm | On-site
Celebrated as a masterpiece from its very first publication, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his partner, Jim. As a study of grief and a portrait of the aftermath of a gay marriage, A Single Man is unique, brilliant and deeply moving, with not a word wasted. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George’s determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul’s ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation. In an interview with Hello Bookcase, William Yang said Christopher Isherwood is one of three authors that he can always read: ‘I pick them up and they speak to me as if they are there — Edmund White, Helen Garner, and Christopher Isherwood’.
Booking essential / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278
Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes afternoon tea)
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.
Book 1: Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019), Edited by Benjamin Law
Book 3: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), Benjamin Law