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Sillitoe, Alan

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The loneliness of the long-distance runner by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

359 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Borstal boy and his audacious companions are fresh from reform school and ready to take on the world. Members of the British lower class, they are out to beat the system anyway they can. Nine darkly comic stories of working-class men in 1950s Nottingham
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

309 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A hard-drinking, hard-fighting young rebel, he knows what he wants, and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long, his carryings-on with a couple of married women is local gossip. But then one evening he meets a young girl in a pub, and Arthur's life begins to look less simple
A start in life by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new introduction by the author, this is a revival of Sillitoe's novel about a Nottingham boy who flees to London. First published in 1970
The widower's son by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a career soldier, a working class Englishman tries to find his place--both in and out of uniform--in this compelling novel of love and war Charlie Scorton sees his best friend killed beside him in the mine, and resolves to join the army. His father throws him out for deserting the coal miner's life, but Charlie never looks back. For twenty-four years, he roams the empire, a king's soldier who is finally left with no choice but to come home. He has a child, his wife dies, and the old soldier dedicates himself to raising his boy. Charlie trains his son, William, to be an artilleryman from birth. William finds a home in the army, the sort he has always longed for, and makes his mark during World War II, performing heroically during the retreat at Dunkirk, risking his life to save thousands. But soon, he will be forced to answer the question his father never could: What does a soldier do when war is over? Alan Sillitoe, the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, examines where the fight ends and life begins for a soldier in this story of love and war, and the blurred lines between them
The ragman's daughter, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

65 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, women, and children by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negen korte verhalen, waarin telkens één persoon, die voor een keerpunt in zijn leven geplaatst is, centraal staat
A tree on fire by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange odyssey of an Essex working man who exchanges England for Algeria. Frank Dawley is obsessed with revolt and revolutionaries so, abandoning his wife and infant son, he crosses the Mediterranean into the nightmare terrain of Algeria where a colonial army and a national guerrilla force are in a fierce fight
Key to the door by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

64 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografisk roman om en ung mands opvækst i Nottingham og krigstjeneste i Malaya
Her victory by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The death of William Posters by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

73 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel, filled with minor imperfections, the scabs of real scars, describes the arc of a man bursting free from the deathly grip of a dying world. Frank Dawley is a workingman alienated from machine, wife, and finally, at the close of this adventure, Western society. He is haunted by "William Posters," a projection of the last resistance to the debilitating life of the Midlands. Were it not for his politics, we could call Dawley "Lawrencian," for in his relationships with women he is intensely spiritual in his lust for human contact. Were it not for his openness to love, his unruly sense of life and acute physical nature -- made explicit in an exciting, metaphoric language, --his final act, after leaving behind a wife, two women, England, and joining the Algerian FLN might easily be a Malraux-like hangover from the Thirties. Together, Dawley's spirituality, his political decision and the style in which he is rendered make a faulted novel of insurgent power and prove that Sillitoe may one day return from what he calls "the trek without print or maps," his Hegira beyond gesture, and deliver a narrative as worthy as his intentions."--Kirkus
The second chance, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of human defences and oddities
Travels in Nihilon by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a call to action for young readers to work together in order to change the direction of environmental crisis by taking steps to live in careful harmony with nature
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

74 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his priviledged status as the Governor's prize runner
The lost flying boat by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top-secret mission sends a crew of Royal Air Force veterans from South Africa to the subarctic Kerguelen Islands in this suspense-packed tale of lawlessness, piracy, obsession, and greed. At the helm of the Aldebaran, a huge flying boat, sits the monomaniacal Captain Bennett, a man hell-bent on unearthing a treasure buried by the Germans in the final days of World War II. And on the seaplane's radio is the young wireless operator Adcock, a man who listens to everything and tries to make sense of it all. The rest of the ex-soldiers on board seek either riches or adventure - but all are fleeing the frustrations and disappointments of their postwar lives. As the voyage takes dangerous turns toward natural and manmade threats, it becomes clear that Captain Bennett is keeping secrets and the Aldebaran is not alone on her quest. Adcock's morals are soon put to the test, machine guns are mounted on the flying boat's turrets, and the thirst for gold may cost the crew their lives. Classic kitchen sink realism meets high-flying adventure in this British thriller that goes beyond action and into the depths of human values and motivations in a war-damaged world. Drawing upon Alan Sillitoe's own wartime experiences as a wireless operator, The Lost Flying Boat is full of aerial heroics, coded messages, shattered dreams, and the will to persevere
The storyteller by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernest Cotgrave discovers early on in life that he has the gift of spellbinding people by telling stories. After his hasty marriage he begins a career of professional entertaining, working pubs, clubs common rooms and miners' institutes with his tales."--Goodreads
Out of the whirlpool by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is familiar Sillitoe territory: a grim Northern town peopled by characters one step away from social oblivion. By chance Peter Granby, 19, meets Eileen, a wealthy middle-aged widow, and she provides his opportunity to escape the stultifying subjection of daily monotony
The general by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk roman
Guzman, go home, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

61 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short stories. The recurrent theme of these stories is marriage how love blooms and withers; how male anarchism is trapped by female domesticity; how children nearly justify it all; and how those brought together by fate are inextricably entwined, consciously or unconsciously until death. The book revolves around Nottingham, although the title story, a subtle study of the interrelation of art and politics, is set in a Spanish village
Birthday by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur and Brian Seaton, on their way to the 70th birthday party for Brian's former lover, reflect on their lives
Love in the environs of Voronezh : and other poems by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The loneliness of the long-distance runner
Saturday night and Sunday morningA start in lifeTravels in NihilonThe loneliness of the long distance runnerBirthdayLife without armourGadfly in Russia
Alternative Names
Alan Sillitoe Brita verkisto

Alan Sillitoe britischer Schriftsteller

Alan Sillitoe British writer

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manusforfattar og poet

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manusforfatter og poet

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manuskriptforfatter og poet

Alan Sillitoe Brits schrijver

Alan Sillitoe brittisk författare, manusförfattare och poet

Alan Sillitoe écrivain britannique

Alan Sillitoe escriptor britànic

Alan Sillitoe escritor británico

Alan Sillitoe pisarz angielski

Alan Sillitoe scriitor englez

Alan Sillitoe scrittore inglese

Alan Sillitoe shkrimtar britanik

Alan Sillitoe Suurbritannia kirjanik

Silito, Alans 1928-

Silitou A.

Silitou Alanas

Sillitoe, Alan

Sillitoe, Alan 1928-

Sillitoe, Alan 1928-2010

Sillitoe, Alan Frank

Sillitoe, Allan 1928-2010

Sillitou, Alan 1928-2010

Алан Сіллітоу британський письменник

Алън Силитоу

Силито Алан

Силлитоу Алан

Силлитоу, Алан 1928-

אלן סיליטו סופר בריטי

סיליטו, אלן

الان سيليتو

آلان سيليتو، 1928-2010

الن سیلیتو نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، و شاعر بریتانیایی

실리토, 알란 1928-2010

실리토, 앨런 1928-2010

실리토, 엘런 1928-2010

씰리토, 앨런 1928-2010


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