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Alan Sillitoe (4 March 1928 - 25 April 2010) was a British writer and one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, like most of the other writers to whom it was applied.


Contents

Fiction

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, London: Allen, 1958; New York: Knopf, 1959. New edition with an introduction by Sillitoe, commentary and notes by David Craig. In the Longman edition (1976) there is a sequence of Nottingham photographs, and stills from the film, Harlow.
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, London: Allen, 1959; New York: Knopf, 1960
  • The General, London: Allen, 1960; New York: Knopf, 1961
  • Key to the Door, London: Allen, 1961; New York: Knopf, 1962; reprinted, with a new preface by Sillitoe, London: Allen, 1978
  • Road To Volgograd, London: Allen, 1964; New York: Knopf, 1964
  • The Death of William Posters, London: Allen, 1965; New York: Knopf, 1965
  • The City Adventures of Marmalade Jim, London: Macmillan, 1967; Toronto: Macmillan, 1967; revised edition, London: Robson, 1977
  • A Tree on Fire, London: Macmillan, 1967; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968
  • A Sillitoe Selection: Eight Short Stories,. London: Longman, 1968
  • A Start in Life, London: Allen, 1970; New York: Scribners, 1971
  • Travels in Nihilon, London: Allen, 1971; New York: Scribners, 1972
  • Raw Material, London: Allen, 1972; New York: Scribners, 1973; rev. ed., London: Pan Books, 1974; further revised, London: Star Books, 1978; further revised, London: Allen, 1979
  • Men, Women and Children, London: Allen, 1973; New York: Scribners, 1974
  • From Canto Two of The Rats, Wittersham, Kent: Alan Sillitoe, 1973
  • Somme, London: Steam Press, 1974. In Steam Press Portfolio, no. 2. 50 copies
  • The Flame of Life, London: Allen, 1974
  • Down to the Bone, Exeter: Wheaton, 1976
  • Day-Dream Communiqué, Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, 1977. 150 copies
  • Big John and the Stars, London: Robson, 1977
  • The Widower's Son, Allen, 1976; New York: Harper & Row, 1977
  • The Incredible Fencing Fleas, London: Robson, 197
  • The Storyteller, London: Allen, 1979; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980.
  • Marmalade Jim at the Farm, London: Robson, 1980
  • More Lucifer, Knotting, Bedfordshire: Martin Booth, 1980. 125 copies
  • Her Victory, London: Granada, 1982; New York: Watts, 1982
  • The Lost Flying Boat, London: Granada, 1983; Boston: Little, Brown, 1983
  • The Saxon Shore Way: From Gravesend to Rye, by Sillitoe and Fay Godwin. London: Hutchinson, 1983
  • Down from the Hill, London: Granada, 1984
  • Marmalade Jim and the Fox, London: Robson, 1984
  • Life Goes On, London: Granada, 1985
  • Out of the Whirlpool. London: Hutchinson, 1987
  • The Open Door, London: Grafton/Collins, 1989
  • Last Loves, London: Grafton, 1990; Boston: Chivers, 1991
  • Leonard's War A Love Story. London: HarperCollins, 1991
  • Shylock the Writer, London: Turret Bookshop, 1991
  • The Mentality of the Picaresque Hero, London: Turret Bookshop, 1993, Turret Papers, no. 2. 500 copies
  • Snowstop, London: HarperCollins, 1993
  • Life Without Armour. London: HarperCollins, 1995
  • The Broken Chariot, London: Flamingo/HarperCollins, 1998
  • The German Numbers Woman, London: Flamingo/HarperCollins, 1999
  • Birthday, London: Flamingo/HarperCollins, 2001
  • A Man of His Time, Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 0007173288; ISBN 9780007173280

Film

Translations

  • Chopin’s Winter in Majorca 1838-1839, by Luis Ripall, translated by Sillitoe. Palma de Majorca: Mossen Alcover, 1955
  • Chopin’s Pianos: The Pleyel in Majorca, by Luis Ripall, translated by Sillitoe. Palma de Majorca: Mossen Alcover, 1958
  • All Citizens Are Soldiers (Fuente Ovejuna): A Play in Two Acts, by Lope de Vega translated by Sillitoe and Ruth Fainlight. London: Macmillan, 1969; Chester Springs, PA: Dufour, 1969
  • Poems for Shakespeare, volume 7, edited and translated by Sillitoe and Ruth Fainlight. London: Bear Gardens Museum & Arts Centre, 1980

Poetry

  • Without Beer or Bread, Dulwich Village: Outposts, 1957
  • The Rats and Other Poems, London: Allen, 1960
  • Falling Out of Love and Other Poems, London; Allen, 1964; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964
  • Shaman: And Other Poems", Turret, 1968 Limited ed. of 500 copies, 100 copies signed and numbered
  • Love in the Environs of Voronezh and Other Poems, London: Macmillan, 1968; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969.
  • Poems, by Sillitoe, Ruth Fainlight and Ted Hughes; London: Rainbow Press, 1971. 300 copies
  • Barbarians and Other Poems, London: Turret Books, 1973. 500 copies
  • Storm: New Poems, London: Allen, 1974
  • From Snow on the North Side of Lucifer, Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, 1979. 150 copies
  • Snow on the North Side of Lucifer: Poems, London: Allen, 1979
  • Poems for Shakespeare 7, Bear Gardens Museum and Arts Centre, 1979 Limited to 500 copies all copies are numbered
  • Sun Before Departure: Poems, 1974-1982, London: Granada, 1984
  • Tides and Stone Walls: Poems, with photographs by Victor Bowley; London: Grafton, 1986
  • Three Poems, Child Okefurd, Dorset: Words Press, 1988. 200 copies
  • Collected Poems, London: HarperCollins, 1993

Essays

  • Mountains and Caverns: Selected Essays, London: Allen, 1975
  • Words Broadsheet Nineteen, by Sillitoe and Ruth Fainlight. Bramley, Surrey: Words Press, 1975. Broadside
  • “The Interview”, London: The 35s (Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry), 1976
  • Israel: Poems on a Hebrew Theme, with drawings by Ralph Steadman; London: Steam Press, 1981 98 copies.
  • Alan Sillitoe’s Nottinghamshire, with photographs by David Sillitoe. London: Grafton, 1987

Plays

  • Three Plays, London: Allen, 1978 Contains The Slot-Machine, The Interview, Pit Strike

Compilations

  • Every Day of the Week: An Alan Sillitoe Reader, with an introduction by John Sawkins London: Allen, 1987
  • Collected Stories, London: Flamingo, 1995

Collections of stories

  • The Ragman’s Daughter and Other Stories, London: Allen, 1963; New York: Knopf, 1964
  • Guzman, Go Home, and Other Stories, London: Macmillan, 1968; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969; reprinted, with a new preface by Sillitoe, London; Allen, 1979
  • Men, Women and Children, London: Allen, 1973; New York: Scribners, 1974
  • The Second Chance and Other Stories, London: Cape, 1981; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981
  • The Far Side of the Street: Fifteen Short Stories, London: Allen, 1988
  • Alligator Playground: A Collection of Short Stories, Flamingo, 1997, ISBN 0006550738

Autobiography

  • Life Without Armour, (HarperCollins, 1995) ISBN 0002555700, ISBN 9780002555708
    • Contents
      • The General Other Poems
        • Kedah, D. H. Lawrence, Nottingham
      • Men Women and Children All Citizens are Soldiers with Ruth
        • Mike Edmonds, Majorca, Malaga
      • Out of the Whirlpool
        • Karel Reisz, Rosica, Albert Finney

Further reading

  • Gerard, David E. and H.W. Wilson. Alan Sillitoe: A Bibliography, 1986; Mansell, 1988 ISBN 0887361048 Mansell, ISBN 0720118298 H.W. Wilson
  • Penner, Allen R. Alan Sillitoe, Thomson Gale, 1983. ISBN 0805714960
  • Vaverka, Ronald Dee. Commitment As Art. (1978 Dissertation, Uppsala Univ)
  • Atherton, S. S. Alan Sillitoe: A Critical Assessment (1979)
  • The British Working-Class Novel in the Twentieth Century, Contributor Jeremy Hawthorn (E. Arnold, 1984)
  • Gerard, David. Alan Sillitoe: A Bibliography, Greenwood Pub Group, 1988. ISBN 0713164158, ISBN 9780713164152
  • Hitchcock, Peter. Working-class Fiction in Theory and Practice, ISBN 0835719766 ISBN 9780313276729
  • Hanson, Gillian Mary. Understanding Alan Sillitoe, South Carolina Press, 1999. ISBN 157003219X
  • Sawkins, John. The Long Apprenticeship: Alienation in the Early Work of Alan Sillitoe, Peter Lang, 2001. ISBN 3906764508
  • Bradford, Richard. The Life of a Long-distance Writer: The Biography of Alan Sillitoe, ISBN

9780720613179

See also




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