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Barry Hines

Barry Hines  

(1939– ),novelist, children's writer, and television playwright, born near Barnsley, Yorkshire, and educated at Ecclesfield Grammar School. His first novel, The Blinder (1966), about a talented but ...
Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry  

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1907–2005)British dramatist.Born in Bristol, Fry was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1927 gained his first professional theatrical experience as an actor in Bath. After a spell as a ...
Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson  

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(1931– ),was brought up in Leicester, and left school at sixteen. The Outsider (1956) describes the sense of alienation of the man of genius, using a mixture of texts, from Barbusse, Camus, Sartre, ...
John Braine

John Braine  

(1922–86),novelist, won fame with his first novel, Room at the Top (1957), set in a small Yorkshire town; its hero, Joe Lampton, was hailed as another of the provincial ‘angry young men’ of the ...
John Osborne

John Osborne  

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(1929–94), playwright.The British dramatist, whose Look Back in Anger (1957) served as America's introduction to the postwar school of “angry young men,” subsequently found success on Broadway with ...
John Wain

John Wain  

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(1925–94),poet, critic, and novelist. His first novel, Hurry On Down (1953), is an episodic and picaresque account of the career of Charles Lumley, who, on leaving university, rejects his ...
Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis  

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(1922– ),was born in South London and educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford, where Philip Larkin was a fellow undergraduate and close friend. He ...
Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger  

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A play by J. Osborne, first produced by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre on 8 May 1956, published 1957. It proved a landmark in the history of the theatre, a focus for reaction ...
Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim  

A novel by K. Amis.
Martin Amis

Martin Amis  

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(1949– ),novelist and journalist, born in south London, the son of Sir K. Amis. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford, he was an editorial assistant on the Times Literary Supplement and literary editor ...
Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings  

(b. London, 2 Sept. 1938)Playwright. Hastings was a truly young angry young man when his first two plays, Don't Destroy Me (1956) and Yes – And After (1957) had ...
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning  

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The first novel of A. Sillitoe, published 1958.Its protagonist, anarchic young Arthur Seaton, lathe operator in a Nottingham bicycle factory, provided a new prototype of the working‐class Angry Young ...
Stan Barstow

Stan Barstow  

(1928– ),novelist. His first novel, A Kind of Loving (1960), is the present‐tense narration of office‐worker Vic Brown, trapped into marriage by his infatuation for small‐minded Ingrid and harassed ...
Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan  

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(1911–82), playwright.The English writer, whose best plays were literate and dramatically effective, albeit sometimes superficial, scored his first American success in 1937 with French Without Tears. ...
theatre publishing

theatre publishing  

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In BritainUp to the end of the nineteenth century, play publishing in Britain had hardly changed since Shakespeare's time. Two precepts governed, with very few exceptions. One was that ...
William Cooper

William Cooper  

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(1910–2002),novelist. He embarked on a career in government service after the war; the civil service features in much of his work. His most influential novel, Scenes from Provincial Life (1950), was ...

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