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The Resource Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction, Christian K. Messenger

Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction, Christian K. Messenger

Label
Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction
Title
Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Christian K. Messenger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sequel to Messenger's (English, U. of Illinois at Chicago) Sport and the spirit of play in American fiction: Hawthorne to Faulkner. Covering the period since World War II, he considers over 100 novels, treating them thematically, with separate chapters on the fictions of boxing, football, baseball, and basketball. His theme--the drive toward individual freedom through sport
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messenger, Christian K.
Dewey number
813/.0109355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S76
LC item number
M44 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Play in literature
  • Sports
  • Roman
  • Sport (Motiv)
  • USA
Label
Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction, Christian K. Messenger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual sports heroism: Male physical self-definition -- Decline of the ritual sports hero -- Mailer: Body as arena -- Mailer: Boxing and the art of his narrative -- Fictions of boxing -- Individual sports heroism: Responses of the play spirit: Play, sacrifice, performance: Kesey and Coover -- Women in sports narrative: Strategies of mimicry -- Decline of the school sports hero -- Anti-heroism: Witness at the center -- Collective sports heroism: Fictions of team sport -- Fictions of football: Between the lines -- Fictions of football: "Why are we playing" -- Fictions of baseball: Baseball and passages -- Fictions of baseball: Baseball historicized -- Fictions of basketball -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
20629373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 471 pages
Isbn
9780231070942
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89029640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1301309
Label
Sport and the spirit of play in contemporary American fiction, Christian K. Messenger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual sports heroism: Male physical self-definition -- Decline of the ritual sports hero -- Mailer: Body as arena -- Mailer: Boxing and the art of his narrative -- Fictions of boxing -- Individual sports heroism: Responses of the play spirit: Play, sacrifice, performance: Kesey and Coover -- Women in sports narrative: Strategies of mimicry -- Decline of the school sports hero -- Anti-heroism: Witness at the center -- Collective sports heroism: Fictions of team sport -- Fictions of football: Between the lines -- Fictions of football: "Why are we playing" -- Fictions of baseball: Baseball and passages -- Fictions of baseball: Baseball historicized -- Fictions of basketball -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
20629373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 471 pages
Isbn
9780231070942
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89029640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1301309

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