On Boxing

On Boxing

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Joyce Carol Oates explores the world of professional boxing, examining the subject from many angles: boxing as metaphor, spectacle and history, boxing as seen in literature and film and by women. The author chronicles many famous figures such as Jack Dempsey, Barry McGuigan, Joe Louis and others. She also looks beyond the ring at the links between violence and racism and at how boxing vindicates disenfranchised youth. Joyce Carol Oates is also author of the novel "Marya: A Life".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 18mm | 322.05g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747500363
  • 9780747500360

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