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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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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“Pain,” she adds, “in the proper context, is something other than pain.” Joyce Carol Oates waxes lyrical about boxing, in a short but concise manner. Going through early boxing history and discussing the sweet science at length with full respect and gravitas for the sport. 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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