Alan Sillitoe

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Alan Sillitoe (4 March 1928 – 25 April 2010) was an English writer and one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, as did most of the other writers to whom it was applied.

Sillitoe was born in Nottingham, to working class parents. Like Arthur Seaton, the anti-hero of his first novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, his father worked at the Raleigh ... more »

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  • ''He was a laborer. Sweated his goods out for nine pound a week. He never had it so good.''
    Alan Sillitoe (b. 1928), British screenwriter, and Tony Richardson. Carl Smith (Tom Courtenay), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, of his fat...
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