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Sillitoe 'typified working class'

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Author Alan Sillitoe who died yesterday, aged 82, was part of a generation of working-class writers who shifted the boundaries of taste, deemed as one of the band of "angry young men" who arrived on the literary scene in the 1950s with tales of gritty, urban reality.

Critic DJ Taylor reflects on Alan Sillitoe's legacy.


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