which classic 20th century novel features a high school or college character who does his best thinking when..?
he's RUNNING / DOING SPORT. I think the author says he can figure out maths problems, homework, etc.
I'm pretty sure the character is a student at an American high-school or college and participates on the track and field team. I think the protagonist considers him to be a bit of a jock.
I initially thought this may have come from Catcher in the Rye but I cant seem to locate it there. I remember the book being on our highschool reading list (back in the late 90s) so the novel is probably well known.
Anyone have any ideas?
thank you Roger
could you tell me where in the book i can find the description about the character's mental state while running (solving homework problems, etc)
- RogerLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
No—it's Alan Sillitoe's novella "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner," one of the most wonderful adolescent and adult monologues ever written. Originally published by W. H. Allen in London in 1959, Alfred A. Knopf in New York in 1960.
- gottliebLv 44 years ago
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