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Tennis and Philosophy

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Tennis and Philosophy( )
Editor: Baggett, David
Contribution by: Baggett, David
Wallace, David Foster
Huston, Mark
Kinghorn, Kevin
Detmer, David
Valentini, Tommy
Clewis, Robert R.
Foreman, Mark
Ditouras, Helen
Huston, Mark
Schroer, Jeanine
Linker, Maureen
Delaney, Neil
Series title:The Philosophy of Popular Culture Ser.
Publication Date:May 2010
Publisher:University Press of Kentucky
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $52.25
Book Description:

Tennis smashed onto the worldwide athletic scene soon after its modern rules and equipment were introduced in nineteenth-century England. Exciting, competitive, and uniquely accessible to people of all ages and talent levels, tennis continues to enjoy popularity, both as a recreational activity and a spectator sport.

Life imitates sport in Tennis and Philosophy. Editor David Baggett approaches tennis not only as a game but also as a surprisingly rich resource for...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Tennis
Sports & Recreation / Sociology Of Sports
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 cm
Book Weight:0.545 Kilograms
Author Biography
Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987).

Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years.


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