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Author Pipkin, James W., 1944-

Title Sporting lives [electronic resource] : metaphor and myth in American sports autobiographies / James W. Pipkin.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description ix, 161 p.
Series Sports and American culture series
Sports and American culture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-155) and index.
Contents "The echoing green" -- Body songs -- Magic : the performing body -- The end of autumn -- "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" : Dennis Rodman and the contemporary athlete as postmodern celebrity.
Summary "Examines autobiographies by athletes such as Wilt Chamberlain, Babe Ruth, Martina Navratilova, and Dennis Rodman, and analyzes common themes and recurring patterns in the accounts of their lives and sporting experiences"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Autobiographies -- United States.
Sports -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780826217790 (alk. paper)
0826217796 (alk. paper)

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