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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
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Reissue of a groundbreaking work of fiction from one of our best loved authors. The title story in this classic collection tells of Smith, a defiant young rebel, inhabiting the no-man's land of institutionalised Borstal. As his steady jog-trot rhythm transports him over an unrelenting, frost-bitten earth, he wonders why, for whom and for what he is running. A groundbreaking work, `The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' captured the grim isolation of the working class in the English Midlands when it was first published in 1960s. But Sillitoe's depiction of petty crime and deep-seated anger in industrial and desperate cities remains as potent today as it was almost half a century ago.

Author Biography

Alan Sillitoe left school at 14 to work in various factories until becoming an air traffic control assistant with the Ministry of Aircraft Production in 1945. He began writing after four years in the RAF, and lived for six years in France and Spain. In 1958, `Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' was published, and `The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', which won the Hawthornden Prize for literature, came out the following year. Both these books were made into films.
Release date NZ
July 16th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
HarperPerennial
Pages
176
Dimensions
130x197x13
ISBN-13
9780007255603
Product ID
1667706

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