The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner
Title: The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner
- Alan Sillitoe
- Recommended ages:
- General fiction ; Text book
Mr. Sillitoe displays his remarkable gifts in a long, ambitious story and a group of eight short stories. "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" is a minor masterpiece, a serious yet wonderfully funny tale of a Borstal boy (Borstal being the English equivalent of our reform school) who seizes a foolproof opportunity during the annual cross-country race to show his defiance of authority. The other stories are on more or less related themes of rebellion and isolation.
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