Meaning of BARSTOW, STAN in English


born June 28, 1928, Horbury, Yorkshire, Eng. byname of Stanley Barstow English novelist who achieved success with his first book, A Kind of Loving (1960; filmed 1962; stage play 1970). Barstow grew up in a working-class environment and worked in the engineering industry until 1962. He was among a group of young British writers (including Alan Sillitoe, John Braine, and others) who achieved immediate success in the 1950s and '60s with their unsentimental depiction of working-class life. His later novels include The Watchers on the Shore (1966), A Raging Calm (1968), A Season with Eros (1971), The Right True End (1976), A Brother's Tale (1980), and Just You Wait and See (1986). He also wrote short stories and adapted several stories and novels for radio and television.

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