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Stan Barstow

(b. 1928)


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(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 by his mother‐in‐law; it was followed by other vivid portrayals of Yorkshire life, which contributed to the development of the regional novel associated with Sillitoe, Waterhouse, Braine, and others. Later works include a trilogy, Just You Wait and See (1986), Give Us This Day (1989), and Next of Kin (1991); and an autobiography, In My Own Good Time (2001).


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