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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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New York 1973 Hard Cover Good in Good jacket Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall.

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New York 1973 Hard cover First edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. a fine book but for a rubbed area on the front free end paper. dust jacket with edge wear now in ... plastic protective cover. 189 p. sillitoe, 1928-2010, was an english writer of novels and poetry. his most famous novel is perhaps 'the loneliness of the long distance runner' but has some 40 others--most all of note. this book is a memoir that mines his own childhood in nottingham, england. in this he presents (from the front flap) "a family album, covering a hundred-year time span, "a mirror', sillitoe writes, 'through which the author not only brings his people into the open but comes out with them as well--holding their hands as it were, while they contradict each other'." and of course you will find the origins of the raw material underlying his novels. Read more Show Less

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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780684133850
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 1/1/1973
  • Pages: 189

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