The Best of Plimpton

The Best of Plimpton

by George Plimpton


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The Best of Plimpton by George Plimpton

George Plimpton is best known for taking to the arenas of professional sports and surviving to write about his experience--with grace, urbanity, and considerable good humor. But such classics as Paper Lion and The Bogey Man are only the most visible instances in a body of writing as remarkable for its breadth and diversity as for its elegance. Including profiles, essays, and such classic pieces as "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" and "The Plimpton Small-Ball Theory of Sports Writing" (the smaller the ball the better the writing). The Best of Plimpton is a rich mix from one of America's most talented and unique literary personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671717384
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 07/15/1993
Pages: 386

About the Author

Date of Birth:

March 18, 1927

Date of Death:

September 25, 2003

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

Place of Death:

New York, NY


B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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