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Byrne's book of great pool stories

Author: Robert Byrne
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thirty-one stories on pool and billiards written over the past 150 years. The authors range from Pushkin to Vachss, the stories from Wallace Stegner's The Blue-Winged Teal, on competition between a father and a son, to Bill Pronzini's science fiction story, The Hungarian Cinch.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Byrne's book of great pool stories.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1995
(OCoLC)756438515
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Byrne
ISBN: 015600223X 9780156002233
OCLC Number: 32396954
Notes: "A Harvest original."
Description: xiv, 302 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The billiard table / by James Hall --
The captain's daughter / by Alexander Pushkin --
Recollections of a billiard scorer / by Leo Tolstoy --
A game of billiards / by Alphonse Daudet --
Fate / by H.H. Munro (Saki) --
A billiard lesson / by A.A. Milne --
A game of billiards / by Thornton C. McCune --
Forty years of billiards / by Stephen Leacock --
Red ball / by L.A.G. Strong --
Sportsmanship / by John O'Hara --
A jolly game / by Mikhail Zoshchenko --
The blue-winged teal / by Wallace Stegner --
A game of billiards / by William Sansom --
The big hustle / by Walter Tevis --
The hustler / by Walter Tevis --Champs / by Pedro Juan Soto --
Beyond the sunset / by Jesse Hill Ford --
The crossroader / by Don Carpenter --
The snooker shark / by William Harrison --
Lem the barber / by Danny McGoorty --
De Oro's bladder / by Danny McGoorty --
The Hungarian cinch / by Bill Pronzini --
Great big boffs they are / by Ken Mitchell --
Remember young Cecil / by James Kelman --
One pocket / by Don Carpenter --
Massé / by Leigh Allison Wilson --
Mother and father / by Jonathan Baumbach --
Long green / by Miles Wilson --
Exit / by Andrew Vachss --
One up / by Robert Abel --
Playing for money / by Theodore Weesner.
Other Titles: Book of great pool stories
Responsibility: [edited by] Robert Byrne.
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Thirty-one stories on pool and billiards written over the past 150 years. The authors range from Pushkin to Vachss, the stories from Wallace Stegner's The Blue-Winged Teal, on competition between a father and a son, to Bill Pronzini's science fiction story, The Hungarian Cinch.

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