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This Sporting Life

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Rugby League football in an industrial northern city circa 1960 is a life of grime, mud, sweat, intrigue and naked ambition. In Th... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Rugby League football in an industrial northern city circa 1960 is a life of grime, mud, sweat, intrigue and naked ambition. In This Sporting Life, David Storey recounts the fortunes of gladiator hero Arthur Machin from the day of his inclusion in the local team to the match when he begins to feel age creeping up on him. Through Arthur we are taken into his raw, often brutal world of players, backers, Saturday crowds bloody noses and broken teeth, landladies and communal baths.

Vorwort
An astute and compelling story about a rough and ready Rugby League football hero in an industrial northern city.

Autorentext
David Storey was born in 1933 in Wakefield, and studied at the Slade School of Art. He is the author of fifteen plays and eleven novels, most recently The Thin-Ice Skater (2004). He has won many prizes, including the Macmillan Fiction Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Faber Memorial Prize and, in 1976, the Booker Prize for Saville. He now lives in London

Zusammenfassung
Rugby League football in an industrial northern city circa 1960 is a life of grime, mud, sweat, intrigue and naked ambition. In This Sporting Life, David Storey recounts the fortunes of gladiator hero Arthur Machin from the day of his inclusion in the local team to the match when he begins to feel age creeping up on him. Through Arthur we are taken into his raw, often brutal world of players, backers, Saturday crowds bloody noses and broken teeth, landladies and communal baths.

Produktinformationen

Titel: This Sporting Life
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EAN: 9781409043508
ISBN: 978-1-4090-4350-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Vintage Digital
Genre: Sonstiges Belletristik
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 07.12.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.3 MB