In this collection, his twenty-fifth book, Joseph Epstein departs from writing about literature and culture to indulge his fondness for the world of sport in all its forms. In these essays and stories on such subjects as saving Joe DiMaggioas reputation from the clutches of an iconoclastic biographer, marveling at the skills of Michael Jordan, shaking free of an addiction to radio sports talk shows, or contemplating the changing nature of the games he grew up with and played as a boy, Epstein turns writing about sports into an art at once penetrating and highly amusing.For 30 years I taught in the English Department at Northwestern University, and remain attached to the football coaching staff there, working exclusively with Jewish wide-receivers, which leaves me lots of free time for my writing.a Ia#39;m not sure ... The question is, are Jews willing to risk crippling themselves for mere sport?
|Title||:||Masters of the Games|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-01-09|