Understanding Alan Sillitoe

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editor's Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 The Making of a Writer 1
Ch. 2 Literary Touchstones 15
Ch. 3 Sillitoe and the New Existentialism 26
Ch. 4 The Search for Identity in Sillitoe's Love Stories 53
Ch. 5 "Out of a Mind": A Necessary Madness in Sillitoe's "Thought Adventures" 82
Ch. 6 Sillitoe's Defiant Women 120
Ch. 7 Past and Present 154
Notes 178
Bibliography 183
Index 192
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