Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer As Hero

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Penguin Publishing Group, Jul 1, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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As summer sends swimmers to the beach, here is "a fascinating scrapbook about swimming, loaded with lore . . . and suffused with the mystery of water".--The New York Times Book Review. An elegant and enchanting celebration of the art of swimming in all its incarnations--as sport, ritual, and consuming obsession--drawn from a variety of times and places. Photos.

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In this poor execution of an intriguing idea, Sprawson, an art dealer who is himself an avid swimmer, attempts to explore swimming and swimmers from both a literary and cultural viewpoint. He quotes ... Read full review


Introduction I
The English Ascendancy
The Byronic Tradition

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