The Work of Play: Anger and the Expropriated Athletes of Alan Sillitoe and David Storey

@article{Hutchings1987TheWO,
  title={The Work of Play: Anger and the Expropriated Athletes of Alan Sillitoe and David Storey},
  author={W. Hutchings},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  year={1987},
  volume={33},
  pages={35 - 47}
}
  • W. Hutchings
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology, History
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
"At the same time that factory work exhausts the nervous system to the uttermost," Karl Marx observed in Das Kapital, "it does away with the many-sided play of the muscles, and confiscates every atom of freedom, both in bodily and intellectual activity" (422). Nowhere has this observation been better exemplified than in the English novels of workingclass life since the late 1950s. Whether toiling at lathes like Arthur Seaton in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Arthur Machin… Expand

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