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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

Edited by George Kimball and John Schulian • Foreword by Colum McCann

 
“A knockout of a collection. Some of the finest boxing writing—or sports writing, period—I’ve ever encountered.”—Dennis Lehane
 
Overview  |  Table of Contents
 

Foreword • Colum McCann
Disarming Candor • an Introduction by George Kimball
The Fist and the Pen • an Introduction by John Schulian

JACK LONDON
Johnson vs. Jeffries

IRVIN S. COBB
Cobb Fights It Over Again

H. L. MENCKEN
Dempsey vs. Carpentier

HEYWOOD BROUN
The Orthodox Champion

GENE TUNNEY
My Fights with Jack Dempsey

SHERWOOD ANDERSON
Brown Bomber

PAUL GALLICO
Pity the Poor Giant

BOB CONSIDINE
Louis Knocks Out Schmeling

RICHARD WRIGHT
High Tide in Harlem: Joe Louis as a Symbol of Freedom

W. C. HEINZ
Brownsville Bum

RED SMITH
Night for Joe Louis

JOHN LARDNER
Down Great Purple Valleys

FRANK GRAHAM
As It Was in the Long Ago

A. J. LIEBLING
Kearns by a Knockout
Ahab and Nemesis

JIMMY CANNON
Archie

JAMES BALDWIN
The Fight: Liston vs. Patterson

GAY TALESE
Floyd Patterson

BARNEY NAGLER
from James Norris and the Decline of Boxing

MURRAY KEMPTON
The Champ and the Chump

GEORGE PLIMPTON
Miami Notebook: Cassius Clay and Malcolm X

LARRY MERCHANT
Beethoven to Boxing

JOE FLAHERTY
Amen to Sonny

DICK SCHAAP
Muhammad Ali Then and Now

NORMAN MAILER
from The Fight

ROBERT LIPSYTE
Pride of the Tiger

MARK KRAM
“Lawdy, Lawdy, He’s Great”

JOHN SCHULIAN
Nowhere to Run

VIC ZIEGEL
Roberto Duran’s New York State of Mind

LEONARD GARDNER
Sweeter than Sugar

BUDD SCHULBERG
The Fight (The King Is Dead)
from Moving Pictures

RALPH WILEY
Then All the Joy Turned to Sorrow

PAT PUTNAM
Eight Minutes of Fury

PETE HAMILL
Up the Stairs with Cus D’Amato

PETE DEXTER
from Paper Trails

THOMAS HAUSER
from The Black Lights

BILL BARICH
Never Say Never: Ray Mancini’s Last Fight

GEORGE KIMBALL
Leonard–Hagler: The Fight and Its Aftermath

GERALD EARLY
Ringworld

RICHARD HOFFER
Still Hungry After All These Years

MIKE LUPICA
Donfire of the Vanities

JOYCE CAROL OATES
Rape and the Boxing Ring

JERRY IZENBERG
My Friend, My Teacher

WILLIAM NACK
“The Fight’s Over, Joe”

MARK KRIEGEL
The Great (Almost) White Hope

DAVID REMNICK
Kid Dynamite Blows Up: Mike Tyson

KATHERINE DUNN
The Knockout: Lucia Rijker

EDWARD HOAGLAND
from Compass Points: How I Lived

CARLO ROTELLA
Champion at Twilight

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