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Bench Press
     

Bench Press

by Sven Lindqvist, Sarah Death (Translator), Sarah Death (Translator)
 

In Bench Press, Sven Lindqvist intersperses the story of his own toils in the gym with the history of bodybuilding. Quoting from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, Lindqvist muses on what bodybuilding's increasing popularity says about contemporary society. Bench Press is an intoxicating blend of philosophical and political

Overview

In Bench Press, Sven Lindqvist intersperses the story of his own toils in the gym with the history of bodybuilding. Quoting from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, Lindqvist muses on what bodybuilding's increasing popularity says about contemporary society. Bench Press is an intoxicating blend of philosophical and political insight, emotional candor, and forgotten annals of the history of exertion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862075726
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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