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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner - Alan Sillitoe I think I dropped a star just for the trick ending, which put the kibosh on an otherwise brilliant analysis of whether winning means losing oneself.

Alan Sillitoe has been described as a major voice of (British) working-class lit in the 60s, but I suspect that the ending assigned to this hapless bloke who refuses to sell out the little culture he has by going all out, is Mr. Sillitoe's belief that losers run in packs.