Complete summary of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Saturday Night and Sunday. Review: Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan SillitoeA powerful story of political awakening. With 33 pints of beer inside him, Arthur Seaton fell to the bottom of the stairs. It was Saturday night, the best and bingiest time of the week.

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Soon Arthur hears the news that Jack has been switched to nights, which pleases Arthur as he can now spend more time with Jack’s wife.

To Arthur Seaton, Key worker on a lathe motning a Nottingham cycle factory, life is one long battle with authority. Mar 02, Pages. He’s a supreme individualist and sounds rather like Johnny Rotten talking in Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. At nigbt stage or other his life begins to spin out of control, he is on a helter-skelter that will deli Reckless, brash Arthur Seaton could see off any of today’s binge-drinking chancers, it takes seven gins and eleven pints to floor him, but he still gets up for more.

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I thought it was going to be a nighg sink’ socialist piece about hardship and hope, in the spirit of Love on the Dole. Sillitoe is a born writer, who knows his milieu and describes it with vivid, loving precision.


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No changes would be made and you would have nothing to fight against. May 14, Melanie Hilliard rated it liked it. Some great phrases that speak to the truisms of the working man’s life: He is conceived as a figure representative of those who have been short-changed for so long, come to take what’s their due. The story is set mornint Nottingham. Please try again later.

Sillitoe’s account of the rebellious young factory-fodder hero Arthur Seaton was timely when first published four years after the London premiere of John Osborne’s Look Back In Anger ; it is timeless now. The Angry Young Man. Brenda takes him home with her and they spend the night together. In the thick of the book, I felt like the story got satjrday mired and slightly repetitive–like maybe 20 pages could have been sliced off somewhere in th This is a hard one to rate.

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

When I’m on my fifteen-days’ training and I lay on my guts behind a sandbag shooting at a target board I know whose face I’ve got in my sights every time the new rifle cracks off. His first novel… More about Alan Sillitoe.

He could tell Brenda had a new fancy man. Sillitoe captures the life of a 24 year old perfectly here.

Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

Here was one passages I highlighted as emblematic of the main character’s bitterness: Lists with This Book. It’s also a powerful story of political awakening. Books by Alan Sillitoe. Wasn’t that Brenda’s sknday, Winnie, sitting on her own?


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Una micidiale abbinata di colpi come i tanti pugni che distribuisce Arthur Seaton, protagonista di questo romanzo, espressione di una working class ribelle e vitale, e le pietre che scaglia contro il cielo colpevole di una vita grigia alla quale Arthur, scopatore senza regole e ubriaco senza limitinon vuole rassegnarsi: Stylistically influenced by the New Wave, with which it was concurrent, the Social Realist film was generally shot in black and white on location in the industrial….

Mar 02, Pages Buy. Trivia About Saturday Night an Jack really was as stupid as he looked. This is a big novel in disguise, and every page is thick and dripping with bacon grease or sodden with a spilled pint of stout.

Please try again later. And never is the battle more fiercely joined than on Saturday night. You followed the motto of ‘be drunk and be happy,’ kept your crafty arms a Some great phrases that speak to the truisms of the working man’s life: But when he gets involved with a married woman his life is complicated in ways he could never have envisaged, and his hedonistic lifestyle is curtailed.

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