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Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

David Forrest and Sue Vice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses all of Barry Hines’s written works, including fiction, screenplays for film and television and scripts for the theatre. We draw on Barry Hines’s archive, in which appear several ... More


Urban transformation in football: from Manchester United as a ‘global leisure brand’ to FC United as a ‘community club’

George Poulton

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses urban economic transformation through fieldwork among a group of football fans, who in 2005 formed a breakaway club ‘FC United of Manchester’ in response to a transnational ... More


Poetry with purpose and the journey to <i>Kes</i>: Billy’s Last Stand, The Blinder, A Kestrel for a Knave Kes

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the roots of Barry Hines’s poetic realist style in those examples of his writing which appeared before A Kestrel for a Knave (1968). These include the 1965 play Billy’s Last ... More


The politics of hope in 1970s Britain: First Signs, Speech Day, The Gamekeeper, Tom Kite, The Price of Coal

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on a period of extremely fruitful aesthetic production for Hines, in terms of the novels and screenplays that followed A Kestrel for a Knave. During the 1970s, Hines’s political ... More


Imagining post-industrial Britain: , the miners’ strike plays,

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Hines’s conception of Britain after the miners’ strike, and the difficulty he experienced in fictionalising those divisive events. While his 1994 novel The Heart of It is a ... More


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