Alan Sillitoe

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Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010) is best known for his novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and his short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” (1959), which both became classic British New Wave films. Sillitoe has been classified, largely on the basis of these texts, as an “Angry Young Man” and as a working-class writer, but these terms fail to do justice to an author whose large and diverse literary output includes 24 novels; nine collections of short stories (plus a collected edition); 15 books and pamphlets of poetry (and a Collected Poems); three plays; three volumes of essays and lectures; five travel books; and five children’s books.

Alan Sillitoe was born o…

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Citation:
Tredell, Nicolas. "Alan Sillitoe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 February 2012
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4073, accessed 21 November 2014.]

Articles on Sillitoe's works

  1. A Tree on Fire
  2. Guzman, Go Home and Other Stories
  3. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  4. The Death of William Posters
  5. The Flame of Life
  6. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
  7. The Ragman's Daughter

Related Groups

  1. Angry Young Men