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Haunts Of The Black Masseur

Author : Charles Sprawson
ISBN : 9781409043454
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A new re-issue of the cult swimming classic, a beautiful read filled with detailed description and powerful prose. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY AMY LIPTROT ‘A luminously romantic history of swimming’ Guardian Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico. Bursting with anecdotes, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-gods – a world that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Woolf, Fitzgerald and Hockney. Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it. ‘This splendid and wholly original book is as zestful as a plunge in champagne’ Iris Murdoch

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

An Elemental Life

Author : Louis A. Ruprecht
ISBN : 9780879076566
Genre : Religion
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Father Matthew Kelty was an especially beloved monk at the historic Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Perhaps best known as Thomas Merton's colleague and confessor in the year prior to Merton's death, Father Matthew was also an enormously gifted spiritual writer in his own right, one whose homilies at Gethsemani attracted a wide following. This is the first book-length study of Matthew Kelty's life in relation to his spiritual writings and his profound reflections on the virtues of the monastic life in the modern age.

Simon And Schuster Crostics Treasury

Author : Thomas H. Middleton
ISBN : 9780743200592
Genre : Games
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This new collection of 75 crostics challenges has been selected from America's premier puzzle series.

The Sports Film

Author : Bruce Babington
ISBN : 9780231850575
Genre : Performing Arts
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After covering the genre's early history and theorizing its general characteristics, this volume then focuses on specific instances of sports films, such as the biopic, the sports history film, the documentary, the fan film, the boxing film, and explores issues such as gender, race, spectacle and silent comedy. Four major films are then closely analysed – Chariots of Fire, Field of Dreams, the Indian cricket epic Lagaan, and Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. While recording American film's importance to the genre, the book resists the conventional over-concentration on American cinema and sports by its attention to other cinemas, for example the British, Indian, Australian, South Korean, Thai, German, New Zealand, Spanish, and so on, with the many different sports they depict.

The Night Swimmer

Author : Matt Bondurant
ISBN : 9781451625295
Genre : Fiction
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Relocating to the southern coast of Ireland from Vermont after winning a pub in a contest, Fred Bulkington immerses himself in the life of a pub owner while his wife, Elly, becomes obsessed by open water ocean swimming and local power struggles that challenge both regional stability and the Bulkington's marriage. By the author of The Wettest County in the World.

Dialogos

Author : David Ricks
ISBN : 9781317791775
Genre : History
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Dialogos" encompasses Greek language and literature, Greek history and archaeology, Greek culture and thought, present and past: a territory of distinctive richness and unsurpassed influence. It seeks to foster critical awareness and informed debate about the ideas, events and achievements that make up this territory, by redefining their qualities, by exploring their interconnections and by reinterpreting their significance within Western culture and beyond.

New York

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The Tennessee Williams Literary Journal

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The New York Times Book Review

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