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Laurel & Thorn : the Athlete in American Literature.

Author: Robert J Higgs
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1981.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To examine the social and cultural significance of the athlete hero in American literature, Robert J. Higgs turns to the works of Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Higgs views the athlete in literature not as an artistic creation but as one who reflects the tastes, attainments, beliefs, and ideals of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Higgs, Robert J.
Laurel and Thorn : The Athlete in American Literature.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Higgs
ISBN: 9780813162997 0813162998
OCLC Number: 900344938
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Game Plan; 2. Apollo; 3. Dionysus; 4. Adonis; 5. The Wrap-up; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Other Titles: Laurel and Thorn

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To examine the social and cultural significance of the athlete hero in American literature, Robert J. Higgs turns to the works of Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Higgs views the athlete in literature not as an artistic creation but as one who reflects the tastes, attainments, beliefs, and ideals of his society. The athletes he describes as Apollonian are the know-it-alls, of whom Lardner's Busher Keefe is an example; the Dyonisian, as exemplified by Irwin Shaw's Christian Darling, wor.

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