Shadow Box : An Amateur in the Ring

Shadow Box : An Amateur in the Ring

Description

From the author of Paper Lion

Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.

Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging portraits of professional sport seen through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute hopeful. From the gym, the locker room, the ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it truly means to be a boxer in some of the finest writing of his career.


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Details

Author(s)
George Plimpton
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 23mm | 263g
Publication date
04 Aug 2016
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0224100238
ISBN13
9780224100236
Bestsellers rank
948,454