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Sporting lives : metaphor and myth in American sports autobiographies

Author: James W Pipkin
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines autobiographies by athletes such as Wilt Chamberlain, Babe Ruth, Martina Navratilova, and Dennis Rodman, and analyzes common themes and recurring patterns in the accounts of their lives and sporting experiences"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pipkin, James W., 1944-
Sporting lives.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608526322
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Pipkin
ISBN: 9780826217790 0826217796
OCLC Number: 177819126
Description: ix, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The echoing green" --
Body songs --
Magic : the performing body --
The end of autumn --
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" : Dennis Rodman and the contemporary athlete as postmodern celebrity.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Responsibility: James W. Pipkin.
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Examining two realms of sports and autobiography, this work looks at recurring patterns found in athletes' accounts of their lives and sporting experiences, examining language, metaphor, rhetorical  Read more...

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"Sporting Lives" is unfailingly well written and engaging. Drawing on an amazing range of sports autobiographies, it is a delight to read. Fred Hobson, author of "Off the Rim: Basketball and Other Read more...

 
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