My Father and Myself
  • My Father and Myself
  • My Father and Myself

My Father and Myself

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by J.R. Ackerley, W. H. Auden
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

John Stokes
It is not hard to see why the books of J.R. Ackerley should now seem worth reprinting...In every respect we are at the ideal historical distance to view him as both within and ahead of his time.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590175262
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
860,689
File size:
2 MB

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Emma Tennant
Emma Tennant, British Vogue

It makes today's memoirs look pallid.

Donald Windham
J.R. Ackerley's humor is unique; his truth is stranger - and funnier - than fiction. My Father and Myself is a cross between Dickens' David Copperfield, Rousseau's Confessions, and The New Pornagraphy. Donald Windham

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