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The Resource Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport, Joseph Epstein

Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport, Joseph Epstein

Label
Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport
Title
Masters of the games
Title remainder
essays and stories on sport
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Epstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his twenty-fifth book, Joseph Epstein departs from writing about literature and culture to indulge his fondness for the world of sport in all its forms. In these essays and stories on such subjects as saving Joe DiMaggio's reputation from the clutches of an iconoclastic biographer, marveling at the skills of Michael Jordan, shaking free of an addiction to radio sports talk shows, or contemplating the changing nature of the games he grew up with and played as a boy, Epstein turns writing about sports into an art at once penetrating and highly amusing.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Joseph
Dewey number
796
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV707
LC item number
.E57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sports
Label
Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport, Joseph Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Obsessed with sport -- Essays. A boy's favorite author ; This sporting life ; Confessions of a low-roller ; Balls-up ; Ep, the Bulls are six-point dogs ; The thrill of defeat ; Open another can of quarterback ; The old ball game ; Wrigley Field ; Red Smith -- Jocks. Joe DiMaggio: where'd he go? ; Michael Jordan: he flies through the air ; Hank Greenberg: designated mensch ; Bob Love: the unknown superstar -- Stories. The Goldin boys ; Danny Montoya ; Out of action -- Short takes. Hats off ; A sartorial double fault ; The running of the bulls ; Best seat in the house ; A super (yawn) Sunday ; A secret vice ; Sport magazine ; The agony of da feet -- Opinionations. The sports Leninist ; Aren't we grand? ; Bored with baseball? ; March sanity ; The joy of not being there ; Leave the kids alone ; Don't hide your eyes, unionize -- Summing up. Trivial pursuits ; Still hooked
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781442236530
Lccn
2014034411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878837501
  • (OCoLC)878837501
  • 1810884
Label
Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport, Joseph Epstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Obsessed with sport -- Essays. A boy's favorite author ; This sporting life ; Confessions of a low-roller ; Balls-up ; Ep, the Bulls are six-point dogs ; The thrill of defeat ; Open another can of quarterback ; The old ball game ; Wrigley Field ; Red Smith -- Jocks. Joe DiMaggio: where'd he go? ; Michael Jordan: he flies through the air ; Hank Greenberg: designated mensch ; Bob Love: the unknown superstar -- Stories. The Goldin boys ; Danny Montoya ; Out of action -- Short takes. Hats off ; A sartorial double fault ; The running of the bulls ; Best seat in the house ; A super (yawn) Sunday ; A secret vice ; Sport magazine ; The agony of da feet -- Opinionations. The sports Leninist ; Aren't we grand? ; Bored with baseball? ; March sanity ; The joy of not being there ; Leave the kids alone ; Don't hide your eyes, unionize -- Summing up. Trivial pursuits ; Still hooked
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781442236530
Lccn
2014034411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878837501
  • (OCoLC)878837501
  • 1810884

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