Storey's novels are often perceived as belonging to the realist tradition, with long descriptive passages detailing many items that appear, at least superficially, to play no role in furthering the plot. Much of his work features isolated men trying to escape or connect.
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Liebman, Herbert The Dramatic Art of David Storey: The Journey of a Playwright, Greenwood Press.
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