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Alan Sillitoe (1928–2010)

Autor(a) de The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

82+ Works 3,927 Membros 70 Reviews 9 Favorited

About the Author

Alan Sillitoe was born on March 4, 1928 and grew up in the slums of the industrial city of Nottingham. He began to write while in the Royal Air Force, stationed in Malaya. He is best known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), which won the Author's Club Prize for the best British novel of mostrar mais 1958 and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959), which won Britain's Hawthornden Prize for 1960. Both books were adapted into films in 1960 and 1962 respectively. His other works include The Death of William Posters (1965), Tree on Fire (1967), Travels in Nihilon (1971), and Raw Material (1972). He died on April 25, 2010 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Alan Sillitoe

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) — Autor — 1,058 cópias
The Ragman's Daughter (1963) 73 cópias
Out of the Whirlpool (1987) 69 cópias
A Start in Life (1970) 66 cópias
The Widower's Son (1976) 61 cópias
The Death of William Posters (1965) 59 cópias
The Storyteller (1977) 52 cópias
Travels in Nihilon (1971) 51 cópias
Key to the Door (1962) 48 cópias
Raw Material (1972) 46 cópias
Men, Women and Children (1973) 44 cópias
The General (1962) 44 cópias
Guzman, Go Home (1968) 41 cópias
A Tree on Fire (1967) 33 cópias
Birthday (2001) 31 cópias
The Lost Flying Boat (1983) 30 cópias
New and Collected Stories (2003) 30 cópias
Life Without Armour (1995) 28 cópias
Her Victory (1982) 27 cópias
The Broken Chariot (1998) 27 cópias
The Flame of Life (1974) 26 cópias
Gadfly in Russia (2007) 25 cópias
Alligator Playground (1997) 24 cópias
The Open Door (1989) 20 cópias
Collected Stories (1995) 20 cópias
The German Numbers Woman (1999) 20 cópias
Down from the Hill (1984) 20 cópias
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner [1962 film] (2007) — Screenwriter — 19 cópias
A Sillitoe Selection (1968) 16 cópias
A Man of His Time (2004) 16 cópias
Snowstop (1993) 15 cópias
Life goes on (1985) 15 cópias
Road to Volgograd (1964) 14 cópias
Moggerhanger (2016) 12 cópias
Last Loves (1990) 8 cópias
Leonard's War: A Love Story (1991) 7 cópias
Collected Poems (1993) 7 cópias
The Saxon Shore Way (1983) 7 cópias
Counterpoint (1968) 5 cópias
Fußball. Erzählungen II. (1991) 4 cópias
Every Day of the Week (1987) 4 cópias
Mimic [short story] (1977) 4 cópias
A Flight of Arrows (2003) 3 cópias
The Rats 3 cópias
Storm : new poems (1974) 3 cópias
Tublid naised : [jutustus] (1963) 2 cópias
Marmalade Jim and the Fox (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
The Old Wives' Tale 1 exemplar(es)
Sillitoe Alan 1 exemplar(es)
Nottinghamshire (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
The Far Side of the Street (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Noah's Ark [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Match [short story] (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
Her Victory, Part 1 of 2 (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Without beer or bread 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Nós (1921) — Prefácio, algumas edições8,485 cópias
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1914) — Introdução, algumas edições1,606 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 431 cópias
Riceyman Steps (1923) — Introdução, algumas edições243 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
Great Modern European Short Stories (1969) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Point of Departure (1967) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Great Tours and Detours: The Sophisticated Traveler Series (1985) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The Lake of the Bees / A Quiet Musician (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições33 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Stories of Horror and Suspense: An Anthology (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Personal Choice (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Sillitoe, Alan
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Montpellier, France
Kent, England, UK
London, England, UK
factory worker
air traffic control assistant
short-story writer
Fainlight, Ruth (wife)
Royal Air Force
Honorary Freeman of Nottingham City (2008)
Pequena biografia
[from jacket of We]
Novelist and playwright Alan Sillitoe has produced many celebrated novels and short stories including Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, both of which were written in Spain and became widely acclaimed.



Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Ein junger Mann kommt wegen eines Diebstahls in ein Borstal, ein Gefängnis für Jugendliche, und verbüßt dort seine Strafe. Der dortige Direktor erkennt sein Talent für den Langstreckenlauf. Danach wird ihm gestattet, für einen Lauf gegen Insassen anderer Borstals zu trainieren, da er sein Borstal in diesem Langstreckenlauf vertreten und gewinnen soll - zum Ruhme für den Gefängnisdirektor. In seinen täglichen Trainingsläufen in aller Früh und im eigentlichen Lauf reflektiert er sein Leben. Bald kennt der Leser seinen Background und wird der junge Mann schneller und schneller. Im entscheidenden Lauf übernimmt er bald die Führung und gibt als schnellster Läufer und sicherer Sieger gibt er kurz vor dem Ziel auf - aus Rache gegen die "Ehrlichkeit" des Gefängnisdirektors und aus Protest gegen die falsche Moral. Wissend nimmt er in Kauf, dass damit seine letzten sechs Monate kein Honigschlecken sein wird. Diese nutzt er im Sinne seiner "Ehrlichkeit" und plant seine weitere Karriere in der einzigen Profession, die er gelernt hat. In der Zeit zwischen zwei Coups bleibt ihm aber Zeit und schreibt seine Erlebnisse auf.… (mais)
ela82 | outras 28 resenhas | Mar 23, 2024 |
3.5. Interesting autofiction about living in the cracks and crevices of capitalism.
localgayangel | outras 28 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Squalid without being sensationalized. Charming and melancholy. It's hard being a human, but failure isn't as dramatic as all that.

First story is the British cousin of Catcher in the Rye, a bit.

Some of these are very slice of life, which is fine.

I first heard of this from Iron Maiden.
3Oranges | outras 28 resenhas | Jun 24, 2023 |
In the first, longer, section of the book, Saturday night, Arthur Seaton comes across as rather invincible. Earning a good wage in mindless work in a bicycle factory, making an effort to dress well, carrying out with two married women, drinking too much. In the second part, he's a bit more tentative and open, even if he's still convinced he knows better than anyone. As a novel, I found this book interesting to read, as a character I couldn't really stand Arthur for the most part.
mari_reads | outras 16 resenhas | May 3, 2023 |



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