Books: Out on a Limbo

A START IN LIFE by Alan Sillitoe. 352 pages. Scribners. $6.95.

Thirteen years have passed since Alan Sillitoe burst forth, in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, as one of the angriest of Britain's Angry Young Men. If he is still angry, it may be because of his relative lack of progress in more man a decade of hard work. In all he has produced six novels, three collections of short stories, three volumes of poetry, a travelogue on Russia, a play and a children's tale, but the reviews have generally been halfhearted.

This is a pity, for Sillitoe is a writer of...

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