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Traces a young man s career in Rugby, a brutal game Do enjoy watching RU myself and support the Leicester Tigers The book also describes Arthur s life within and outside the team, his relationships with friends, family and his landlady. Set in a northern town city and featuring its Rugby team, Arthur Machin in particular The game is dirty and almost everything surrounding the team is too politics and intrigue included Arthur, a strong animal on the field is anything but when off it He s also pretty unlucky.At one stage he considers that his unsatisfactory love life may mirror that of his parents.The novel ends abruptly and was not for me, therefore, entirely satisfying It seemed merely to imply that life goes on, sporting or otherwise I felt there were shades of gay running through it, albeit in frustrated relationships Perhaps I read too much into the closeness of men bound together by Rugby Or was I too conscious of Radcliffe, one of Storey s other works I d read prior to this [Read Book] ♶ Il campione ♷ Arthur Machin Viene Ingaggiato Dalla Squadra Di Rugby Della Cittadina Di Primstone, Distretto Minerario Del Nord Dell Inghilterra Ambizioso E Irruento, Arthur Sbarca Il Lunario Lavorando Come Operaio Grazie Al Talento E Alla Generosit In Campo, Diventa L Idolo Dei Tifosi Ma Il Successo Sportivo E L A Per La Signora Hammond, Vedova E Madre Di Due Figli, Lo Riscattano Solo In Parte Da Un Esistenza Frustrata E Anonima Classico Della Narrativa Inglese Dei Giovani Arrabbiati, Movimento Letterario Inglese Nato Nella Seconda Met Degli Anni Cinquanta, Il Campione Dominato Dal Fascino Epico E Profondamente Umano Del Rugby, Il Solo Sport Per Uomini Che Sia Rimasto Yeah, yeah kitchen sink blah de blah It s a bit like an updated DH Lawrence impenetrable regional accent, varying levels of looming tragedy which the protagonists do their level best to run not walk towards, and a healthy dollop of knowing your place.There is nowt so queer as folk, but Arthur is a pretty good emblem for the single mindedness of a successful athlete, only his success not only lifts him off the factory floor, but into a new social stratosphere His parents are non existent until halfway through the book, and he doesn t really have any friends with such a one track mind, no wonder Mrs Hammond wasn t having owt, never mind her own mental fragility However, it s a temporary career trajectory, which partly explains Arthur s fin de siecle attitude But whilst he tries to make hay, it s long term happiness which eludes him, and pretty much everybody involved in Primstone City Everyday tragic, but Storey s ability to get the kaleidoscope furore organised violence of the rugby field down onto paper is particularly breathtaking. It s post war northern England, and love is not building a bridge.We have a boy in love with a dinosaur.Dinosaur wrings her hands over beef dripping on the way back from cleaning net curtains in the outside lav, and says things like What will the neighbours think if we get above our station Poor thing doesn t know that they are going to make everything okay by inventing the 1960s.Boy, successful at rugby football and fending off weird gays and their sexually frustrated beards, insists on buying dinosaur extravagant things, like television sets It s The Wayne Rooney story but with rugby and not soccer.Good fun, but there seemed to be a bit too much of it. Since sport requires leisure time and a surplus of money to spend on it, we can thank the Industrial Revolution for our weekend off to watch football, motor racing, tennis or rugby and for the money to buy the necessary ticket or TV subscription The 1850s were the crucial decade, when mills in northern England started to close at 2pm on Saturdays According to A.N Wilson in The Victorians, Wordsells of Birmingham was one of the first factories to give its workers Saturday afternoon off It is no coincidence that the 1850s were the time when large scale sport really began to develop Horse racing grew hugely in popularity with sixty two new horse racing meetings added to the calendar Meanwhile, rugby and football were evolving rapidly into the games we know today And as sporting events became established, trains were available to take people to them, thanks to the boom in railway building.A century later we come to David Storey s This Sporting Life, a novel about a factory worker who gets signed by a Rugby League team in a 1950s northern town This Sporting Life might be set a hundred years after the Industrial Revolution kickstarted sport, but it is clear that sport and industry still go together Rugby League is a kind of sporting heavy industry This is a game played in vast stadiums by big men who have specialised jobs on the field, just as they follow specialised trades in their factories Rugby, a sequence of systematic, repeated moments, is in effect a mill for producing sporting excitement, with sparks flying on the pitch as clouds of steam from nearby cooling towers drift overhead.Even so, there is still a sense in This Sporting Life that Rugby League strives for something beyond the daily grind The players are seen as heroes by local sports fans, reminiscent of those Greek heroes who took part in running and chariot races in Homer s Iliad The town s gods wealthy industrialists rather than deities on a mountain run the club Just as in Homer, the gods support some heroes at the expense of others, using their influence to trip up or push forward individual athletes as they see fit This Sporting Life is really a study of what it is to be one of these modern sporting heroes Seemingly living lives beyond those of ordinary mortals, they are admired wherever they go, receiving free stuff and fan mail Yet, a famous player also seems something less than human The narrator and central character, Arthur Machin, often remarks on feeling like some sort of ape man who doesn t belong in normal society One of his lady admirers actually calls him Tarzan The contradiction of popularity and a feeling of exclusion causes havoc with Arthur s personal life In his gruff way he loves his landlady, the widowed Mrs Hammond This troubled young woman becomes interested in Arthur when he makes the metamorphosis from ordinary factory worker to sports star At the same time she is unable to view him as a normal man she could be with She always seems worried that Arthur will be off with one of his many female fans Nothing Arthur can say will convince Mrs Hammond otherwise Arthur s fellow players Frank and Maurice are fortunate in having wives who treat them as normal men.This Sporting Life is a study of professional sport and the celebrity it brings Published in 1960 it is an uncompromising tale, interesting in the context of sport history, and in its prescience about the kind of developments that would follow in sport and celebrity culture generally. Bleak novel set in post war Northern England about a Rugby League player The story held my interest the northern accent was not difficult to understand But in summary the usual kitchen sink kind of a novel involving an inarticulate working class character who cannot express his emotions without violence or escape his fate in life.I suspect the common usage of the word frog by the characters stood for something else the f word. At school I was captain of the rugby team I read this age 15 It rang true then, and it still rings true today It than holds its own against the similar Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Storey also wrote Saville, which I recommend. This should not appeal to me it s about a misogynistic rugby player I hate rugby after being forced to play it at school who can only express himself through violence, and has a destructive relationship with his landlady But I loved it, one of the best British kitchen sink novels see also Sillitoe, Barstow etc , which I grew up with Can you grow up with books The film adapted by the author and Lindsay Anderson s first feature ain t bad either I can t stop using brackets. BBC BLURB As part of Radio 4 s celebration of British New Wave film and cinema, Johnny Vegas directs a feature length radio reversioning of This Sporting Life marking the 50th anniversary of the classic Lindsay Anderson film which starred the young Richard Harris.This new version is adapted by Andrew Lynch, directly from David Storey s novel A surprisingly beautiful, yet repressed, northern drama, it contrasts the deep wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch.The sounds are rich the rugby scrum, the atmosphere of the match, the changing rooms, the dancehall, struggles in the bedroom, arguments by the kitchen hearth.James Purefoy plays Arthur Machin and Emily Watson is Mrs Hammond, accompanied on the touchline by an ensemble cast including John Thomson, Julia Davis, Sheridan Smith and Philip Jackson.Commentary for the Rugby League game play is provided by commentator Ray French, who witnessed some of the filming of the 1963 film with Richard Harris.Dramatised from David Storey s original novel by Andrew LynchProducer Sally Harrison Director Johnny VegasA Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4. 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