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    Description'An artist, in my eyes, is someone who can lighten up a dark room. I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970, and the poetry of the young Rimbaud' - Eric Cantona Football, and art. Eric Cantona - legend, maverick, troubled artist or just plain trouble - never saw a need to make a distinction between the two. For all the heat and noise surrounding his infamous Crystal Palace 'kung-fu kick', it is for the sheer exuberant beauty of his play that Eric Cantona is chiefly remembered by English football fans. At Leeds United he transformed the team into title contenders, but became a true talisman at Manchester United, where to this day fans sing of 'King Eric'. And yet the effortless style of Cantona's play could not hide a darker side to his temperament. In his own words, 'I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes, this fire does harm.' Leading French football journlist Philippe Auclair has interviewed over 200 key protagonists in Cantona's career, searching for the man behind the myth. Marrying a deep knowledge of Cantona's impact on the pitch with soulful, pin-sharp insight into the heart and inner thoughts of this most complex of characters, this is nothing less than the definitive biography of a one-time rebel of the French game, who rose to be the King of Old Trafford. 'I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside Cantona in a big European match at Old Trafford' - George Best.


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    Title
    Cantona
    Subtitle
    The Rebel Who Would Be King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippe Auclair
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330511858
    ISBN 10: 0330511858
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, WSJA
    B&T General Subject: 760
    DC22: 796.334092
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5780
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000, SPO015000
    Libri: FUSS5010
    Thema V1.0: DNBS, SFBC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    19 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philippe Auclair has been a correspondent with France Football for over a decade, and is a prolific freelance journalist on both sides of the Channel. He is also Radio Monte Carlo's main match commentator, and a bestselling author in his native France. He lives in London.