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My Father and Myself

Ackerley, J. R.

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ISBN 10: 0370002954 / ISBN 13: 9780370002958
Published by The Bodley Head Ltd, London, England, 1968
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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VG+ in a VG DJ. Prior owner stamp to front free endpaper. DJ with minor edgewear ; DJ is not price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 p. Bookseller Inventory # 36045

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Title: My Father and Myself

Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd, London, England

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Edition: First Edition

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When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own?this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley's pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making My Father and Myself a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man. This witty, sorrowful, and beautiful book is a classic of twentieth-century memoir.

About the Author:

J.R Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. A respected mentor to such younger writers as Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, he was also a longtime friend and literary associate of E.M. Forster. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You.

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