Braine, John

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Birth 1922-04-13
Death 1986-10-28
Britons
English

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Author John Braine was born in Yorkshire; he was raised in a secure, middle-class, Catholic family. He worked a variety of jobs before becoming a librarian, but quit to pursue a writing career after some success publishing articles. His first novel, Room at the Top, was remarkably popular and established Braine as one of Britain's Angry Young Men, so called because of the rebellious ethic they promoted. His work was noted for its directness and unflinching detail. Subsequent novels and screenplays met with less success.

From the description of John Braine letter to Jon Carroll, 1963 June 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147348

John Gerard Braine (1922-1986), the Yorkshire-born writer. For a fuller account of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Literary manuscripts of John Braine, with related material, 1943-1995, (Leeds University Library)

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  • English literature--20th century
  • Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Diaries

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