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

By: Pipkin, James W, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sports and American culture series: Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (ix, 161 p.).ISBN: 9780826266415 (electronic bk.); 082626641X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Athletes -- United States -- Biography | Autobiographies -- United States | Sports -- United States -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports | Selbstdarstellung | Sportler | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sporting lives.DDC classification: 796.092/273 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-155) and index.

"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.

"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.

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