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The Resource The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald

The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald

Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese
Title
The silent season of a hero
Title remainder
the sports writing of Gay Talese
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Rosenwald
Title variation
Sports writing of Gay Talese
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One of America's most acclaimed writers and journalists, Gay Talese has been fascinated by athletes throughout his life. At age fifteen he became a sports reporter for the weekly Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger; four years later, as sports editor of the University of Alabama's Crimson-White, he began to employ techniques, such as establishing a "scene" with minute details, that would later make him famous." "As a sports reporter for the New York Times, Talese was drawn to individuals at poignant and vulnerable moments rather than to the spectacle of sports. Boxing held special appeal, and his Esquire pieces on Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson in decline won praise, as would his 1996 essay "Ali in Havana," chronicling Muhammad Ali's visit with Fidel Castro. His profile of Joe DiMaggio, "The Silent Season of a Hero," perfectly captured the great ballplayer in his remote retirement and displayed Talese's journalistie brilliance. More recently, Talese traveled to China to track down and chronicle the female soccer player who missed a penalty kick that would have won China the 1999. World Cup." "Gathering Talese's writing over more than six decades, from high school and college columns to his signature adult journalism--and including several never-before-published pieces, a new introduction by the author, and notes on the background of his writing--The Silent Season of a Hero is a unique and indispensable collection for sports fans and those who enjoy the heights of journalism."-- ǂc BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV742.42.T38
LC item number
S55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports gay-zing -- The .200 hitter -- The loser -- Stories with real names -- The greatest -- Ali in Habana -- Overtime -- Swan song for Gay Talese
Control code
555656475
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780802777539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010024507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)555656475
Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports gay-zing -- The .200 hitter -- The loser -- Stories with real names -- The greatest -- Ali in Habana -- Overtime -- Swan song for Gay Talese
Control code
555656475
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780802777539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010024507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)555656475

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