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  Tennis & the Meaning of Life: A Literary Anthology of the Game

 
Our Price: $24.00
Year: 1995
Pages: 335
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1558213783

Product Code: 788191179

Description
 
Jay Jennings (ed); George Vecsey (fw). A collection of the best fiction & poetry on tennis. Its stories are hilarious & sad, whimsical & philosophical, lyrical & profane, & thoroughly saturated with the art of the game. Beneath a thin veneer of poise & civility, all our hidden aggression, social climbing, love, lust, hate, exaltation, & degradation are just waiting to be acted out via the racket, on well-lined courts. Contains a variety of literary styles & voices & characters. Authors include: Roger Angell, J.P. Donleavy, Ellen Gilchrist, Brendan Gill, Galway Kinnell, Ring Lardner, Somerset Maugham, A.A. Milne, Vladimir Nabokov, Irwin Shaw, Paul Theroux, & E.B. White.

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