Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

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J. Cape, Jan 1, 1992 - Swimmers - 307 pages
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HAUNTS OF THE BLACK MASSEUR: The Swimmer as Hero

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One of the strangest and most stylish books of the year: a cultural history of swimming, by a dealer in 19th-century paintings. Sprawson learned to swim as a boy in India, at a school where his ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction
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The English Ascendancy
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The Byronic Tradition
102
Copyright

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