The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

Alan Sillitoe (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
March 02, 2010
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.28 X 0.59 X 8.0 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307389640
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About the Author

Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928, the son of a tannery worker. He left school at age fourteen to work in a factory. He was one of the working-class novelists who revitalized British fiction in the 1950s. His first novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was followed with the bestselling collection The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. He adapted both works for the screen in the early 1960s. He is the author of more than 40 works of prose, poetry, and drama.

Reviews

"One of the best English writers of the day."--The New York Times Book Review

"Sillitoe offers an authentic and vivacious portrait. . . . A sheer delight."--Saturday Review

"A beautiful piece of work."--The Guardian

"Brilliant."--The New Yorker

"Mr. Sillitoe is a born writer, who knows his milieu and describes it with vivid, loving precision." --Daily Telegraph

"There are few writers around who can rival Sillitoe when it comes to the complicated business of noticing things." --Literary Review

"A master storyteller." --The Observer

"Miles nearer the real thing than D.H. Lawrence's mystic, brooding working-men ever came." --Sunday Express