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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
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