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The Great American Sports Page by John Schulian, Charles P. Pierce

The Great American Sports Page

A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins

John Schulian, Charles P. Pierce

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: The Library of America
Publisher: The Library of America
Publication date: 9 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781598536126
4 stars out of 5
30 Dec 2019

"If sports equals life – and vice-versa – to you, or someone you know, buy this collection. It’s a big ball of fun."

In The Great American Sports Page you will find art; you will also find: winking wry humour (Damon Runyon, Ring Lardner, Jim Murray); busted-nose prose poems in the shape of Jimmy Cannon; Wendell Smith’s social history embodied in a dignified and graceful Jackie Robinson; Death of a Racehorse by Heinz, which remains the “perfect record” of sports writing, and, for this reader anyway, has a contained and controlled emotional depth similar to George Orwell’s essay Shooting an Elephant. The collection, naturally, has many unforgettable lines that a reader/writer will hope to pass off as his own some day.

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