QOTD (2009-09-14)

From Christopher Isherwood, Christopher and His Kind:

The Memorial was published on February 17, 1932. There were a few really favorable notices. The best of them was in the Granta. I remember how one reviewer remarked that he had at first thought the novel contained a disproportionately large number of homosexual characters but had decided, on further reflection, that there were a lot more homosexuals about, nowadays.

Funny, that.

Incidentally, naïve question: who are Christopher’s “kind”? Gay men? Expats? Literary types? None of the above? By “his kind,” does he mean “people like him,” or “people whom he fancies”?

The third-person POV in this book is awfully interesting. I’m trying to figure out what I make of it.

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