Correspondence of Alan Sillitoe

Scope and Content

The correspondence from the English writer Alan Sillitoe to Robert and Beryl Graves begins in 1954 when the peripatetic life of Sillitoe and his wife, the American-born poet Ruth Fainlight, had led them to Majorca, a place to which they often subsequently returned. Sillitoe writes about: his work, including 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' and its recreation as film and theatre; his interest in Russia and Russian writers, including the KGB claim that his letters were found in the flat of the Soviet dissident writer Anatoly Kuznetsov following his defection in 1969; his interest in Israel; and social and domestic life.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0441

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.

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Reference: RG/J/Fainlight; Association: see also;

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