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The loneliness of the long-distance runner

by Alan Sillitoe

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Published by Plume in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nottingham (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Working class -- Fiction.,
    • Nottingham (England) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alan Sillitoe.
      SeriesPlume contemporary fiction
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6037.I55 L56 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination176 p. ;
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1744560M
      ISBN 100452269083
      LC Control Number92053548

      It tells the story of a rebellious youth (played by Tom Courtenay), sentenced to a borstal for burgling a bakery, who gains privileges in the institution through his prowess as a long-distance by: John Addison. : The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (Vintage International) () by Sillitoe, Alan and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books /5(K).

      Although the title of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner is drawn from the first and longest story in the collection, the nine stories are essentially independent, related only in the most. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner is a short story collection by English author Alan Sillitoe.. Stories "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner": A teenager from Nottingham is convicted for robbing a bakery and sent to borstal where he finds solace in long distance : Alan Sillitoe.

      LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER by SILLITOE, ALAN and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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 s. 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/5(K).


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"The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" is an outstanding short story collection. The stories here take place in working class England in the immediate pre and post WWII era. The characters are all in unhappy and near inescapable circumstances/5. In some ways, to my taste, this collection would have been better served by having fewer of the ‘stories in the middle section’ The first, 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' is a marvellous novella, rather than short story.

It is full of bitter, angry realism, a heady mix of despair, resignation /5(47). Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system.

Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his by: Stilltoe's Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner is a collection of thematically-linked short stories about life in post-WWII London.

In this collection, the author's narrative voice is so authentic that the reader is transported into the minds of poverty-stricken young Londoners who are facing the grim realities of their future as factory workers, criminals or longshoreman/5(28).

After years of buying and selling books, Bill Rees began to write a few of his own. A book dealer's memoir (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Book Runner), a travel book (Rebel Land: A Portrait of the Cévennes) and a quirky biography of Dic Aberdaron, a polyglot tramp ( )/5.

Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system.

Its title 1/5(1). Smithappears in The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. Smith is the protagonist and narrator of this, the longest story in the collection. He stole money from a baker and was sentence to spend a couple of years in Borstal, a prison for juvenile delinquents.

"The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner" begins with Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) running, alone, along a bleak country road somewhere in rural England.

In a brief voiceover, Colin tells us that running is the way his family has always coped with the world's troubles, but that in the end, the runner is always alone and cut off from spectators, left to deal with life on his own. Complete summary of Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.

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Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system. Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his life.

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Directed by Tony Richardson. With Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen. A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave) with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers/10(K).

Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system. Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his life.

It is a pure masterpiece. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Critics Consensus. Dry and full of angst, this British New Wave classic features potent social commentary and a star making performance by Tom Courtenay 73%.

Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, iThe Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner /iis a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system. Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his :   The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – running blog book club Alan Sillitoe's story about rebellion won't be new to you, but the pleasure it takes in describing the 'barmy runner Author: John Mckeane.

Discussion of themes and motifs in Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance. Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system.

Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his life/5(5).

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Alan Sillitoe. New York: Open Road Media, (originally published in ). Summary: A collection of nine short stories set in the pre-and post-World War II British working class, characterized by a strong sense of anger, alienation, and desolation.

There was a season in my life where I was. This is a book of short stories, of which the title story is the longest and best known.

Alan Sillitoe is one of my favourite writers but Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is one of my least favourite of his short stories, it feels too much like hard work.

My favourite stories in the book are: /5(5).THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER Assoon as1gat to Borstal they made me aIong-distance cross-country runner. 1suppose they thought 1was just the build for it because 1was long and skinny for my age (and still am) and in any case1 didn't mind it much, to tell you the truth, because running had always been made much of in OUI family, especi.Alan Sillitoe was born inthe son of a tannery worker.

He left school at age fourteen to work in a factory. He was one of the working-class novelists who revitalized British fiction in the s. His first novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was followed with the bestselling collection The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

He adapted both works for the screen in the early s/5(K).