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forgotten classics

'Reading neglected writers so you don't have to' A Time Out column and a blog for books that seem to be undeservedly forgotten, from John Galsworthy to Rose Macaulay, from Amos Tutuola to DH Lawrence, from W. Somerset Maugham to Fanny Burney. What books do you think we should revive? If you love a writer who has lapsed in popularity please let me know! Are my choices controversial?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

July's column: Alan Sillitoe

So whatever happened to Alan Sillitoe and all those cracking working-class writers from the late 50s and early 60s? Where is Arnold Wesker and who reads Up the Junction? Was it just a passing post-war boomtime phase that got trampled by the 60s? It isn’t just books: films by Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson, the Free Cinema documentary movement, even Billy Liar languish unseen although much-loved.




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