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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 ...

Barstow, Stan

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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..., Stan ( 1928–2011 ), novelist : educ. Ossett . A Kind of Loving 1960...

Barstow, Stan

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Stan [ Stanley Barstow ] ( 1928–2011 ) British novelist , short-story writer , and dramatist A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ) Fiction The Desperadoes, and Other Stories ( 1961 ) Fiction Short Stories Ask Me Tomorrow ( 1962 ) Fiction Joby ( 1964 ) Fiction The Watchers on the Shore ( 1966 ) Fiction A Raging Calm ( 1968 ) Fiction The Human Element, and Other Stories ( 1969 ) Fiction Short Stories A Season with Eros ( 1971 ) Fiction Short Stories A Casual Acquaintance, and Other Stories ( 1976 ) Fiction Short Stories...

Barstow, Stan

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Stan ( Stanley Barstow ) ( 1928–  ), English novelist , born in Horbury, Yorkshire into a mining family, and educated at Ossett Grammar School. From 1944 to 1962 he worked as a draughtsman and sales executive in the engineering industry; he graduated with an MA from the Open University in 1982 . Barstow's emergence as a writer in 1960 coincided with that of John Braine , Alan Sillitoe , and other ‘ angry young men ’. His first novel, A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ), a candid and moving story of contemporary pressures on love and marriage, was an...

Barstow, Stan

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Stan ( 1928–2011 ) Novelist , born in Yorkshire , the son of a miner, and educated at Ossett Grammar School. His first novel, A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ), is the first‐person, present‐tense narration of office‐worker Vic Brown , trapped into marriage by his infatuation for small‐minded Ingrid and harassed by his mother‐in‐law. It was followed by other vivid portrayals of Yorkshire life, including Ask Me Tomorrow ( 1962 ) and Joby ( 1964 ), which contributed to the development of the regional novel associated with Alan Sillitoe , Keith Waterhouse...

Barstow, Stan

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Stan ( 1928–2011 ) Novelist, the son of a miner. His first novel, A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ), is the first‐person, present‐tense narration of office‐worker Vic Brown , trapped into marriage by his infatuation for small‐minded Ingrid and harassed by his mother‐in‐law. It was followed by other vivid portrayals of Yorkshire life, including Ask Me Tomorrow ( 1962 ) and Joby ( 1964 ), which contributed to the development of the regional novel associated with Alan Sillitoe , Keith Waterhouse (who adapted A Kind of Loving for the screen), John...

Stan Barstow

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Stan Stan Barstow 1928 – 2011 English novelist The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. in Daily Mail 15 August...

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 ...
Stan Ridgway

Stan Ridgway  

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B. Stanard Ridgway, 5 April 1954, Barstow, California, USA. Ridgway was brought up as a Christian Scientist and his mother’s tendency to bring Kirlian photographs home for her son to ...
Ossett

Ossett  

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West YorkshireIndustrial town halfway between Dewsbury and Wakefield. The novelist Stan Barstow, the author of A Kind of Loving (1960), who was born in nearby Horbury in 1928, was ...
Wall Of Voodoo

Wall Of Voodoo  

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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1977, in the immediate punk aftermath, Wall Of Voodoo initially comprised Stan Ridgway (b. Stanard Ridgway, 5 April 1954, Barstow, California, USA; ...
Pat Barker

Pat Barker  

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(1943– ),British novelist, born in Thornaby‐on‐Tees, north Yorkshire, educated at the London School of Economics. Her first novel, Union Street (1982), an episodic account of the lives of seven ...
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 ...
regional novel

regional novel  

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A novel describing people and landscape of an actual locality outside the metropolis. Early examples are set in Ireland (M. Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent) and Scotland (J. Galt, The Provost) and are ...
Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse  

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(1929–2009),journalist, novelist, and dramatist, had considerable success with his second novel, Billy Liar, a regional comedy about a youth who attempts to escape his dull family life through ...
Kind of Loving, A

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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...of Loving, A A novel by Stan Barstow...

Kind of Loving, A

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...of Loving, A A novel by Stan Barstow...

Dewsbury

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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... was a teacher here, and Emily was a pupil but missed her home so much that she left and Anne came in her place. Charlotte remained until 1838 . Dewsbury is the basis of ‘Cressley’, the fictional town of Stan Barstow's novel A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ), although it also includes aspects of other West Yorkshire towns such as Wakefield, Horbury, and Barstow's native...

Ossett

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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... West Yorkshire Industrial town halfway between Dewsbury and Wakefield. The novelist Stan Barstow, the author of A Kind of Loving ( 1960 ), who was born in nearby Horbury in 1928 , was brought up in Ossett and educated at Ossett Grammar School. He left to work in the drawing office of an engineering...

Kind of Loving, A

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...of Loving, A , a novel by Stan Barstow , published in 1960 . Vic Brown, the narrator-protagonist of Barstow's first novel, is the son of a solidly respectable mining family enjoying the post-war years of prosperity and full employment. Set in Cressley, a fictitious industrial town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the novel creates a convincing picture of a society adapting its strictly moral and hierarchical past to a more liberal future, and absorbing the manifestations of a burgeoning popular culture. Caught up in the middle ground between the old and...

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