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Idols and underdogs : an anthology of Latin American football fiction

Author: Shawn Stein; Nicolás Campisi; George R Shivers; Richard McGehee
Publisher: Glasgow, UK : Freight Books, 2016. ©2016
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"This book takes us back to those streets where footballers are born, and vividly shows us that glorious continent where football is sometimes still part of the community, rather than looking down on the community, charging fortunes. Yes, it has many imperfections. It's often chaotic, unpredictable, corrupt, infuriating. But to me it's somehow more real. These stories feature amateur and semi-professional football,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Idols and underdogs.
Glasgow : Freight Books, 2016
(OCoLC)936144477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Stein; Nicolás Campisi; George R Shivers; Richard McGehee
ISBN: 1910449857 9781910449851
OCLC Number: 949755096
Notes: "Eleven stories, one from each country in the South American World Cup qualifying group, plus Mexico (following the precedent set by the Copa América)."--Page 4 of cover.
Each short story is preceded by a brief statement about the author and list of works, and is followed by an interview with the author.
Translation of: Por amor a la pelota : once cracks de la ficción futbolera.
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages) : map.
Contents: Foreword / Rodge Glass --
Prologue in the form of a literary challenge / Shawn Stein and Nicolás Campisi --
Argentina. Team spirit (La camaraderia del deporte) / Selva Almada --
Bolivia. Just like life (Como la vida misma) / Edmundo Paz Soldán --
Brazil. In the mouth of the tunnel (En la boca del túnel (Na boca do túnel)) / Sérgio Sant'Anna --
Chile. Just another dude (Un huevón más) / Roberto Fuentes --
Colombia. Cucho (El cucho) / Ricardo Silva Romero --
Ecuador. The idol (El ídolo) / José Hidalgo Pallares --
México. The ghost on the edge (El extremo fantasma) / Juan Villoro --
Paraguay. Football Inc. (Fútbol S.A.) / Javier Viveros --
Perú. Where the spiders nest (Donde anidan las arañas) / Sergio Galarza --
Uruguay. The final penalty (El último penal) / Carlos Abin --
Venezuela. Losers' afternoon (Tarde de perdedores) / Miguel Hidalgo Prince --
Credits.
Other Titles: Por amor a la pelota.
Responsibility: edited by Shawn Stein and Nicolás Campisi ; translated by George Shivers, Shawn Stein and Richard McGehee.

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"This book takes us back to those streets where footballers are born, and vividly shows us that glorious continent where football is sometimes still part of the community, rather than looking down on the community, charging fortunes. Yes, it has many imperfections. It's often chaotic, unpredictable, corrupt, infuriating. But to me it's somehow more real. These stories feature amateur and semi-professional football, as well as professional teams where the players are living anything but the star lifestyle. The characters here may be idols, but they're not superheroes, they're underdogs, and as any good literary writer will tell you, that's far more interesting to read about."--Pages 4-5.

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