On Boxing (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A reissue of bestselling, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates' classic collection of essays on boxing.

  

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She is a fine writer. - Goodreads
The few photographs in the book are fantastic, as well. - Goodreads
She can't help writing from an ivory tower. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Benjamin Barry - Goodreads

The kind of book that opens up the rabbit hole for me. I've been watching boxing videos and interviews for days. As an amateur wrestling fan and aspiring writer, this is the type of non fiction sports ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Tipper - Goodreads

AJ Liebling's "The Sweet Science," written in the 1950s, remains the bible of this sport, but Oates' collection of essays of the 80s and 90s comes in a close second. She reveals a wide span and deep ... Read full review

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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