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At the Fights

American Writers on Boxing

At the Fights( )
Editor: Kimball, George
Schulian, John
Introduction by: McCann, Colum
ISBN:978-1-59853-092-6
Publication Date:Mar 2011
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

American writers have been fascinated by the ring, both the primal contest inside the ropes and the crazy carnival world outside them. From neighborhood gyms and smoke-filled arenas to star-studded casinos and exotic locales, they have chronicled unforgettable stories about determination and dissipation, about great champions and punch-drunk has-beens, about colorful entourages and outrageous promoters, and, inevitably along the way, about race, class, and violence in America. Like...
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Book Details
Pages:560
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Boxing
Sports & Recreation / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.28 x 9.5 x 1.27 Inches
Book Weight:1.838 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Irish writer Colum McCann was born near Dublin in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Ireland and written several short stories and bestselling novels. The short film of Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.

McCann's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Irish Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, the Guardian, and the Independent. He has won numerous awards, such as a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the 2002 Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. In 2009 McCann was inducted into the Irish arts association Aosdana. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at New York's Hunter College.

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