Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

The Best Sports Writing From Harper's Magazine

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Harper's Magazine has been America's preeminent monthly periodical for more than 150 years. Rules of the Game: The Best Sports Writing from Harper's Magazine takes a look into this storied magazine's unparalleled archive and uncovers funny, touching, exciting, intriguing stories of the sporting life, both professional and amateur, and what it means to us. These essays show that how we play and write about sports not only reflect our nation's character, but challenge it. Including stories from Mark Twain and James B. Connolly at the turn of the twentieth century, visiting with George Plimpton, Tom Wolfe, Bill Cardoso, and A. Bartlett Giamatti along the way, and continuing with Lewis Lapham, Rich Cohen, and Pat Jordan today, this collection is the definitive voice on sports-writing through the last hundred years. Edited by Matthew Stevenson and Michael Martin, with a humorous, insightful preface by Roy Blount Jr. (Fifth in the American Retrospective Series.)
Publisher: New York : Franklin Square Press, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781879957589
1879957582
Call Number: 796.0973 RULES
Characteristics: xi, 334 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Sports literature -- United States.
Sports stories, American.
Sports -- United States.

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