The Young Oxford Book of Sports Stories

The Young Oxford Book of Sports Stories

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Like nothing else, sport today is international. So this book of stories and poems contains a wide range of games played in all English-speaking countries: ice hockey as well as swimming and wrestling, baseball as well as soccer and boxing, cricket as well as fishing and ice dancing, gymnastics as well and running and basketball. All the poems and three of the stories are written by women. Some pit women against men, in swimming and pool. Some pose problems that women face in playing the game according to rules written by men. Some suggest the power and solidarity that sport can give women. The authors come from Britain and Canada, the USA, and the West Indies. They include such well-known writers as Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Alan Stilltoe, Margaret Atwood, Barry Hines, and Damon Runyan.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 132 x 214 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0192781731
  • 9780192781734