On Boxing

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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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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

To state the obvious, few women write about boxing. Joyce Carol Oates penned this meditation on the sport, and it's a well written essay. While she explores the reason for the sport's appeal I was ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Oates loves boxing, especially the sight of wounded fighters, which she calls "cruelly beautiful." Her musings, however, will please neither litterateurs nor devotees of the "Sweet Science." It is ... 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 several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. 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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