The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
(Vintage International)

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Sillitoe's portrayal of the mind of an incorrigible rebel, and other stories.
 

About Alan Sillitoe

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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.
 
Published June 12, 1960 by Knopf. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Telegraph

But this is a brainy as well as a brawny performance, as far removed from Tom Courtenay’s in the 1962 film as one could conceive – we’re hearing here from the voice of alienated black London youth – yet imbued with the qualities that made Courtenay’s troublemaker so sympathetic: surly...

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Time Out New York

Courtenay's Borstal boy is crabbed and corroded by class hatred, and his only moment of satisfaction comes when he throws a cross-country race against a local public school to spite the upper class Governor (Redgrave).

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