String Theory David Foster Wallace on Tennis

String Theory  David Foster Wallace on Tennis

O. Scott) and “the best tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times) Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598534801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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An instant classic of American sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the best mind of his generation” (A. O. Scott) and “the best tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times) Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.S. Open; and recalls his own career as a "near-great" junior player. Whiting Award-winning writer John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Female Olympian and Paralympian Events

Female Olympian and Paralympian Events

Wallace, David Foster. 2016. String theory: On tennis. Library of America. Ware, Susan. 2011. Game, set, match: Billie Jean King and the revolution in women's sports. University of North Carolina Press. Williams, Serena, and Daniel ...

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319767925

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Female Olympian and Paralympian Events is a groundbreaking book that examines women’s sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have long been underappreciated and under-analyzed. The book begins with a brief background on women’s participation in the Olympic Games and their role relative to the International Olympic Committee, then introduces the underlying Gendered Critical Discourse Analysis theory used throughout the book’s analysis before delving into a literature review of female Olympians and Paralympians’ events. It includes a listing of noteworthy “firsts” in the field, followed by individual discussions of twenty-eight Summer and seven Winter events, analyzed according to their historical, rhetorical, and popular cultural representations. Women’s unique role(s) in the various events are discussed, particular athletes and Paralympic events are highlighted, and original tables are also included. At the end of each section, affiliated organizations and resources are included in this invaluable referential volume.
Categories: Social Science

Books in Print

Books in Print

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835227405

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: 13000

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Categories: Publishers' catalogs