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Understanding Alan Sillitoe
Gillian Mary Hanson
157003219X
May 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Understanding Alan Sillitoe offers an appraisal of the life and works of the contemporary British writer recognized by critics as the literary descendent of D. H. Lawrence. Known primarily for his novels Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, Sillitoe has written more than fifty books over the last forty years, including novels, plays, and collections of short stories, poems, and travel pieces, as well as more than four hundred essays. In this comprehensive study of the major novels and short stories, Hanson reveals the influences on Sillitoe and the dominant thematic concerns of his works.


Alan Sillitoe: A Bibliography
David Gerard
0313276722
June 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here is a comprehensive, descriptive bibliography of the writings of Alan Sillitoe, English novelist and short story writer. His overnight acclaim was secured with the publication of the short story collection, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. This volume describes this as well as his fugutive pieces, reviews, and scriptwriting.


Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
Alan Sillitoe
0452269083
September 1992
Paperback
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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
0452269091
September 1992
Paperback
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Birthday
Alan Sillitoe
075316650X
Nov 2005
Large Print Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sillitoe returns to the scene of his initial literary success in his latest effort, a nostalgic follow-up to his '50s debut novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The protagonist of that tale, Arthur Seaton, still has some of his old fire, as grief intrudes on his life when he learns that his wife, Avril, is about to die of cancer. Arthur's troubles become a subplot this time around, though, as Sillitoe revisits the romance between Arthur's brother, Brian, and his old flame, Jenny Tuxford, whose disabled husband has finally died after an industrial accident forced him to spend the second half of his life in a wheelchair. The event that brings them together is Jenny's birthday party, where to the surprise of neither, sparks fly instantly despite the passage of the years. But Sillitoe's literary agenda consists...


New and Collected Stories with the Attribution of Alan Sillitoe
Alan Sillitoe
078671476X
January 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Exhaustingly extensive and well-researched, this study of developments in contemporary weapons technology evinces a gee-whiz love of military widgets. It also contains journalist Hambling's desire to explore the murkily overlapping scientific, military and corporate worlds. The result is a book that is for short stretches a breezy guide to everything from vortex cannons to tasers, and everyone from Tesla to Turing. Hambling describes complex procedures and devices in a lucid, uncondescending way, and a reader seeking a quick description of, say, how a rocket plane works or what an E-bomb is need look no further. But the scale and scope of the book indicate an ambition to be something other than a supplementary reference to the novels of Tom Clancy and the press briefings of Donald Rumsfeld. Hambling's underlying...


The Lake of the Bees
Theodor Storm
1843910446
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Described by the author himself as a “pearl of German poetry,” The Lake of the Bees is one of his earliest novellas. In it, he explores the bitter–sweet sorrow of memory. Foreword by Alan Sillitoe. An old man looks back on his life and remembers Elizabeth—the only woman he ever loved. The two of them had shared their childhood, shared their summer holidays and family picnics… Yet somehow all had been lost—the joy, excitement, and hope slowly replaced by the melancholy, resignation, and inertia that comes from broken dreams. Now, at the end of his life, he is left only with the knowledge of what might have been. Theodor Storm (1817–1888) is a leading figure of German Poetic Realism; his novellas are some of the finest in German literature.

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Leading the Blind
Alan Sillitoe
0954782003
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Raw Material
Alan Sillitoe
0736603077
April 1981
Audio
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Book Description
Alan Sillitoe is best known for THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER. In RAW MATERIAL we meet Sillitoe's impoverished Midlands forebearers and learn why Sillitoe believes family relationships are the basis of all security, love and perhaps all truth. For him, these relationships are the artistic "raw material" of his work; thus the family becomes not only the edifice of his life, but also grist for his mill.

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6 1-hour cassettes


Her Victory Part 1 of 2
Alan Sillitoe
0736608176
April 1985
Audio
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Book Description
Part One Of Two Parts HER VICTORY is a fine achievement, as was THE WIDOWER'S SON, another novel from Sillitoe's more recent period. Both deal with those times when one feels overloaded with the accumulated burdens of life. Sillitoe's characters perform a chiropractic function: they put things back in place. "HER VICTORY is a celebration of the human spirit and a memorable love story for our times." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

From the Publisher
7 1.5-hour cassettes


The Far Side of the Street
Alan Sillitoe
1850893888
Sept 1998
Large Print Hardcover
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Her Victory Part 2 of 2
Alan Sillitoe
0736608184
April 1985
Audio
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Book Description
Part Two Of Two Parts HER VICTORY is a fine achievement, as was THE WIDOWER'S SON, another novel from Sillitoe's more recent period. Both deal with those times when one feels overloaded with the accumulated burdens of life. Sillitoe's characters perform a chiropractic function: they put things back in place. "HER VICTORY is a celebration of the human spirit and a memorable love story for our times." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

From the Publisher
7 1.5-hour cassettes


Die Einsamkeit des Langstreckenl┬┐ufers
Alan Sillitoe
3257204132
September 2005
Paperback
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Down from the Hill
Alan Sillitoe
1850897433
Apr 1995
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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