The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
By Alan Sillitoe
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307389640, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2010
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“One of the best English writers of the day.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Sillitoe offers an authentic and vivacious portrait. . . . A sheer delight.”—Saturday Review
“A beautiful piece of work.”—The Guardian
“Brilliant.”—The New Yorker
“Mr. Sillitoe is a born writer, who knows his milieu and describes it with vivid, loving precision.” —Daily Telegraph
“There are few writers around who can rival Sillitoe when it comes to the complicated business of noticing things.” —Literary Review
“A master storyteller.” —The Observer
“Miles nearer the real thing than D.H. Lawrence's mystic, brooding working-men ever came.” —Sunday Express