Chapter 33. Alan Sillitoe: “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Michael Parker Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch33

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Parker, M. (2008) Alan Sillitoe: “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Central Lancashire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” (1959) - deftly executed story challenging readers;
  • Alan Sillitoe: “Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner”;
  • The Communist Manifesto;
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning;
  • Post-Suez, the process of decolonization - gathering momentum;
  • aspiring working-class characters in John Wain's Hurry on Down (1953);
  • class war - that Smith sees himself as being engaged in

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading