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A Single Man and its impact on gay liberation

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It was one of the most controversial and shocking novels about the 1960s, but now Christopher Isherwood's book A Single Man is being released as a new film.

At the time of the book's publication in 1964, it was seen as the forerunner in the campaign for Gay Liberation.

The editor of Christopher Isherwood's diaries, Katherine Bucknell, has been talking to the BBC about the impact of A Single Man nearly 50 years ago.

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