John Braine

Biografie şi Bibliografie

John Gerard Braine (13 April 1922 – 28 October 1986) was an English novelist. Braine is usually associated with the Angry Young Men movement.


Born in Bingley, near Bradford, Yorkshire, Braine left St. Bede's Grammar School at 16 and worked in a shop, a laboratory and a factory before becoming, after the war, a librarian. Although he wrote twelve works of fiction, Braine is chiefly remembered today for his first novel, Room at the Top (1957), which was also turned into a successful film in 1959.

Following his success he moved to the south of England, living for a time in Woking. His 1968 novel, The Crying Game, is set in London and captures some of the atmosphere of the 'Swinging Sixties'. (It is not related to the 1992 film of the same name). He died in 1986, aged 64.

Select bibliography


    * Room at the Top (1957)
    * The Vodi (1959)
    * Life at the Top (1962)
    * The Jealous God (1964)
    * The Crying Game (1968) (Not related to the 1992 film of the same title)
    * Stay with Me Till Morning (1970)
    * The Queen of a Distant Country (1972)
    * The Pious Agent (1975)
    * Waiting for Sheila (1976)
    * One and Last Love (1981)
    * The Two of Us (1984)
    * These Golden Days (1985)
    * Man at the Top (Thames Television, 1970-1): five scripts for the first series of this drama based on Braine's character Joe Lampton[1]
         1. ^ See the review at DVDCompare, of the 2010 UK DVD release: DVDCompare review


    * Writing a Novel (1974)
    * J. B. Priestley (1978)

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