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This sporting life.

David Storey

This sporting life.

by David Storey

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Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published, London: Longmans, 1960.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17388165M
ISBN 100713909161

David Storey's This Sporting Life, set in the industrial north, brilliantly conveys year-old steelworker Arthur Machin's love of his rugby league, his success on the field, and his feelings towards his widowed landlady, as well as his bouts of doubt and anxiety. Stephen McGann perfectly captures the mood and the character in his reading.   Author of This Sporting Life whose raw, realistic plays and novels reflected on family, atonement and the north-south divide Published: 27 Mar David Storey obituary.

Immediately download the This Sporting Life summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching This Sporting Life. The Language of Sport: * looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting' * explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity * examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a way to sell other products * includes BBC, ITV and radio transcripts of such sporting events as Euro '

This sporting life: the Book Quiz is back Are you becoming a literary quiz master? Try this week's quiz to find out Wed, , Updated: Tue, Jun 3, , New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, screenwriter and author of This Sporting Life; Theatrical trailer; Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (), a short documentary from BBC Scotland featuring interviews with many of the director's friends and collaboratorsActors: Frank Machin.


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This Sporting Life is a study of professional sport and the celebrity it brings. Published in it is an uncompromising tale, interesting in the context of sport history, and in its prescience about the kind of developments that would follow in sport and celebrity culture by: Storey has produced in This Sporting Life a work that And thus begins the biting, raw and occasionally dramatic novel, A Sporting Life by David Storey, a novel that has good points and bad points.

These mainly balance out/5. One of the greatest sports films ever made Lindsay Anderson's This Sporting Life is a film that while not always easy to watch demands to be seen. Richard Harris, in a Cannes best actor winning role, plays Frank Machin, a ex coal miner who becomes a rugy star in his north London community.

Machin is a broodish brute of a man trying to escape /5(40). THIS SPORTING LIFE. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. The Macmillan Fiction Award winner is a first novel by a young Englishman and it takes a somewhat sullen but uncompromising look at the anything but sporting life of a young professional football player in Yorkshire.

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This Sporting Life is a study of professional sport and the celebrity it brings. Published in it is an uncompromising tale, interesting in the context of sport history, and in its prescience about the kind of developments that would follow in sport and celebrity culture generally.4/5(16).

This Sporting Life book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This lively collection offers up the work of seventy-six of America's b /5. London; Longmans, FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp Author's debut novel.

Publisher's hardback in pictorial dust jacket priced 16s. Some minor handling and edge wear, faint tidemark to fore-edge. Some light soiling on rear panel. Tipped-in Richard Harris card and signed by Harris on the front free end paper.

Also an original photograph of Harris loosely inserted in the book. Rugby League football in an industrial northern city circa is a life of grime, mud, sweat, intrigue and naked ambition.

In This Sporting Life, David Storey recounts the fortunes of gladiator hero Arthur Machin from the day of his inclusion in the local team to the match when he begins to feel age creeping up on him.

Through Arthur we are taken into his raw, often brutal world of players 2/5. Directed by Lindsay Anderson. With Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell.

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live/10(K).

Complete summary of David Storey's This Sporting Life. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of This Sporting Life. Frank Keating: This Sporting Life has just reached its half-century and it remains the best novel written by a former sportsman or woman Skip to main content The Guardian - Back to homeAuthor: Frank Keating.

The notion that intense, punishing physical contact during the matches is a substitute for sexual closeness or for human touch, period, is what makes This Sporting Life 9/   True, The Sporting Life won’t do much to dissuade you of said savagery—violence plays a pivotal role in the book, and not just in the rugby sections.

It arrives as early as the book’s opening sentences, when the narrator, Arthur Machin, faces a shoulder in his jaw during a match: “It rammed my teeth together with a force that stunned me.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Storey, David, This sporting life. Harmondsworth, Eng., Penguin Books, ,c (OCoLC)   Midway through David Storey’s novel This Sporting Life, published inthe widow Mrs.

Hammond tells the hero that her relationship with him is making her feel “dirty.” “I couldn’t think why she should say all this,” he muses, “and the shortest way of stopping it I found was to hit her.”.

David Storey. David Storey was born in in Wakefield, and studied at the Slade School of Art. He wrote fifteen plays and eleven novels, including This Sporting Life which was made into a film starring Richard Harris. His work won many prizes, including the Macmillan Fiction Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Faber Memorial Prize and, inthe Booker Prize for Saville.

Lindsay Anderson’s This Sporting Life is a harrowing, exhilarating look at the psyche of rugby league loose forward Frank Minchin, and was born out of personal experience. The film was adapted by Wakefield-born David Storey from his own novel, a miner’s son who attended London’s Slade School of fine art, but also played semi-professional.

From its virtuoso opening shot of a rugby scrum -- from the bottom, looking up -- to its final emotionally draining moments, This Sporting Life is a captivating, visceral film experience.Genre/Form: Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: This sporting life.

Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed Editions, (OCoLC) Document Type. One of the greatest sports films ever made Lindsay Anderson's This Sporting Life is a film that while not always easy to watch demands to be seen.

Richard Harris, in a Cannes best actor winning role, plays Frank Machin, a ex coal miner who becomes a rugy star in his north London community. Machin is a broodish brute of a man trying to escape /5(67).