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At the fights : American writers on boxing

Author: George Kimball; John Schulian; Colum McCann
Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Group (USA), ©2011.
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Features literary excerpts and articles written by sportswriters and authors that celebrate one hundred years of American boxing.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Kimball; John Schulian; Colum McCann
ISBN: 9781598530926 1598530925
OCLC Number: 644664820
Description: xxiv, 517 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Johnson vs. Jeffries / Jack London --
Cobb fights it over again / Irvin S. Cobb --
Dempsey vs. Carpentier / H.L. Mencken --
The orthodox champion / Heywood Broun --
My fights with Jack Dempsey / Gene Tunney --
Brown bomber / Sherwood Anderson --
Pity the poor giant / Paul Gallico --
Louis knocks out Schmeling / Bob Considine --
High tide in Harlem: Joe Louis as a symbol of freedom / Richard Wright --
Brownsville bum / W.C. Heinz --
Night for Joe Louis / Red Smith --
Down great purple valleys / John Lardner --
As it was in the long ago / Frank Graham --
Kearns by a knockout ; Ahab and nemesis / A.J. Liebling --
Archie / Jimmy Cannon --
The fight: Patterson vs. Liston / James Baldwin --
Floyd Patterson / Gay Talese --
from James Norris and the decline of boxing / Barney Nagler --
The champ and the chump / Murray Kempton --
Miami notebook: Cassius Clay and Malcolm X / George Plimpton --
Beethoven to boxing / Larry Merchant --
Amen to Sonny / Joe Flaherty --
Muhammad Ali then and now / Dick Schaap --
from The fight / Norman Mailer --
Pride of the tiger / Robert Lipsyte --
"Lawdy, lawdy, he's great" / Mark Kram --
Nowhere to run / John Schulian --
Roberto Duran's New York state of mind / Vic Ziegel --
Sweeter than sugar / Leonard Gardner --
The fight (the king is dead) ; from Moving pictures / Budd Schulberg --
Then all the joy turned to sorrow / Ralph Wiley --
Eight minutes of fury / Pat Putnam --
Up the stairs with Cus D'Amato / Pete Hamill --
from Paper trails / Pete Dexter --
from The black lights / Thomas Hauser --
Never say never: Ray Mancini's last fight / Bill Barich --
Leonard-Hagler: the fight and its aftermath / George Kimball --
Ringworld / Gerald Early --
Still hungry after all these years / Richard Hoffer --
Donfire of the vanities / Mike Lupica --
Rape and the boxing ring / Joyce Carol Oates --
My friend, my teacher / Jerry Izenberg --
"The fight's over, Joe" / William Nack --
The great (almost) white hope / Mark Kriegel --
Kid Dynamite blows up: Mike Tyson / David Remnick --
The knockout: Lucia Rijker / Katherine Dunn --
from Compass points: how I lived / Edward Hoagland --
Champion at twilight / Carlo Rotella.
Responsibility: edited by George Kimball & John Schulian ; foreword by Colum McCann.
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