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Read online At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing American writers have always been fascinated by the ring by the primal contest inside the ropes and the crazy carnival world outside them From back alley gyms and smoke filled arenas to star studded casinos and exotic locales they have chronicled unforgettable stories about determination and dissipation great champions and punch drunk has beens colorful entourages and outrageous promoters and inevitably along the way have written incisively about race class and spectacle in America Like baseball boxing has a vivid culture and language all its own one that has proven irresistible to career sportswriters and literary essayists alike .

This gritty and glittering anthology gathers a century of the very best writing about the fights Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson H L Mencken and Irvin S Cobb on Jack Dempsey vs Georges Carpentier the first Fight of the Century that captivated the world in the s Richard Wright on Joe Louis s historic first round knockout of Max Schmeling A J Liebling s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter Jimmy Cannon on Archie Moore the greatest fighter of the s James Baldwin and Gay Talese on Floyd Patterson s epic tilt with Sonny Liston George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Norman Mailer on the Rumble in the Jungle Mark Kram on the Thrilla in Manila Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D Amato Mark Kriegel on Oscar De la Hoya and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson National Book Award winning novelist Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin offers a foreword by George Kimball, John Schulian, Colum McCann

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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
Title:At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
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Number of Pages:517
Category:Non fiction, Sports, History, Anthologies
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No description available, American writers have always been fascinated by the ring by the primal contest inside the ropes and the crazy carnival world outside them From back alley gyms and smoke filled arenas to star studded casinos and exotic locales they have chronicled unforgettable stories about determination and dissipation great champions and punch drunk has beens colorful entourages and outrageous promoters and inevitably along the way have written incisively about race class and spectacle in America Like baseball boxing has a vivid culture and language all its own one that has proven irresistible to career sportswriters and literary essayists alike br br This gritty and glittering anthology gathers a century of the very best writing about the fights Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson H L Mencken and Irvin S Cobb on Jack Dempsey vs Georges Carpentier the first Fight of the Century that captivated the world in the s Richard Wright on Joe Louis s historic first round knockout of Max Schmeling A J Liebling s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter Jimmy Cannon on Archie Moore the greatest fighter of the s James Baldwin and Gay Talese on Floyd Patterson s epic tilt with Sonny Liston George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Norman Mailer on the Rumble in the Jungle Mark Kram on the Thrilla in Manila Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D Amato Mark Kriegel on Oscar De la Hoya and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson National Book Award winning novelist Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin offers a foreword, In under pressure from the De Gaulle regime and encouraged by recent U S Supreme Court Decisions the legendary French pornographer Maurice Girodias relocated his famed Olympia Press from Paris to New York The first titles published under the new Ophelia imprint included J P Donleavy s The Ginger Man Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg s Candy and Only Skin Deep a hilarious satire on the genre by year old George Kimball br br Only Skin Deep is a vicious and intolerable mockery of the whole filth industry Hunter S Thompson br br The only book I ve ever read that had sticky pages Joe Flaherty, When George Kimball joined the Twelfth Massachusetts in he d been in the newspaper trade for five years When he mustered out three years later having been wounded at Fredericksburg and again at Gettysburg mortally it was mistakenly assumed at the time he returned to newspaper life There he remained working for the Boston Journal for the next four decades A natural storyteller Kimball wrote often about his military service always with a newspaperman s eye for detail and respect for the facts relating only what he d witnessed firsthand and recalled with remarkable clarity Collected in A Corporal s Story Kimball s writings form a unique narrative of one man s experience in the Civil War viewed through a perspective enhanced by time and reflection br With the Twelfth Massachusetts Kimball saw action at many of the most critical and ferocious battles in the eastern theater of the war such as Second Bull Run Antietam Gettysburg the Wilderness Spotsylvania and Petersburg engagements he vividly renders from the infantry soldier s point of view Aware that his readers might not be familiar with what he and comrades had gone through he also describes many aspects of army life from the most mundane to the most dramatic In his accounts of the desperate action and immediate horrors of war Kimball clearly conveys to readers the cost of preserving the Union Never vindictive toward Confederates he embodies instead the late nineteenth century s spirit of reconciliation br Editors Alan D Gaff and Donald H Gaff have added an introduction and explanatory notes as well as maps and illustrations to provide further context and clarity making George Kimball s memoir one of the most complete and interesting accounts of what it was to fight in the Civil War and what that experience looked like through the lens of time