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Sports best short stories
Staudohar, Paul D.
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Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2001]

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x, 433 pages ; 24 cm
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Fiery crashes, gracious losses, and the art of the bluff pepper the pages of this winning anthology of 24 short stories on a variety of sports by some of the world's greatest writers. The lineup includes Pulitzer Prize-winners E. Annie Proulx, John Cheever, Howard Nemerov, and Paul Horgan, as well as favourites such as Joyce Carol Oates, Jack London, W. Somerset Maugham, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Among the usual suspects of boxers, pitchers, and shankers, some uncommon players emerge -- a money-winning fighting dog becomes a ribbon-winning show dog; Ecuadorian bullfights drive an American prizefighter to madness; and Simon Templar, alias the Saint, teaches some crooks a lesson in a few hands of poker. Tales of baseball and golf; car racing and horse racing; swimming, hunting, and chess portray themes of love, loss, danger, and ambition as they express the passion for sport in all its forms.

Table of Contents

Ring LardnerE. Annie ProulxA. Conan DoyleHarry SylvesterFrank DufresneIrwin ShawP. G. WodehouseJohn CheeverEllery QueenEdwin LanhamJeffrey ArcherJohn D. MacDonaldW. Somerset MaughamAndre DubusLeslie CharterisPeter LaSalleHoward Nemerov and W. R. JohnsonPaul HorganKen W. PurdyRichard Harding DavisJoyce Carol OatesJack LondonH. C. WitwerRichard Wilber
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Hurry Kanep. 1
On the Antlerp. 25
The Adventure of Silver Blazep. 41
I Won't Do No Divep. 67
The Kelly Rainbowp. 77
Whispers in Bedlamp. 85
The Heart of a Goofp. 137
The Swimmerp. 161
Man Bites Dogp. 175
The Denton Marep. 197
Dougie Mortimer's Right Armp. 203
A Young Man's Gamep. 223
A Friend in Needp. 233
An Afternoon with the Old Manp. 239
The Mugs' Gamep. 249
Hockeyp. 273
Exchange of Menp. 287
To the Mountainsp. 301
Tell Me the Reason, Dop. 329
The Bar Sinisterp. 349
Raven's Wingp. 379
The Madness of John Harnedp. 389
The Leather Pushersp. 405
A Game of Catchp. 425
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 431