Haunts Of The Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

October 6, 2009|
Haunts Of The Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero
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Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes:Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-Gods - one that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald and David Hockney.

Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it.

Title:Haunts Of The Black Masseur: The Swimmer as HeroFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:Random HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1409043452

ISBN - 13:9781409043454

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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