Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

A Neutral Corner
By

Rating
Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

A.J. Liebling joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1935 and wrote for the magazine until his death in 1963. His books include Between Meals, A Neutral Corner, and The Honest Rainmaker. Fred Warner and James Barbour are emeritus professors at the University of New Mexico.

Reviews

Liebling (1904-1963) was an impeccable stylist, whether covering the vagaries of the American press, the glories of France or the simple pleasures of good food. He may have reserved his best literary efforts, however, for boxing, a contention borne out by the 15 essays in this collection, all originally published in the New Yorker between 1952 and 1963. His talent for extended metaphor is beautifully displayed in ``The University of Eighth Avenue,'' about Stillman's Gym in Manhattan; for a simile in a class of its own, see his description of heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson going down ``like a double portion of Swedish pancakes with lingonberries and sour cream.'' Liebling's brevity happily infects his description of Indianapolis as ``built around two large monuments to the wartime dead, which set the urban tone.'' These pieces are not blow-by-blow, round-by-round accounts of great fights, but observations of sporting people and places. Anyone who appreciates good prose, if not boxing, will find surprises and satisfaction here. (Oct.)

"Fans who thought there was no more vintage Liebling to savor on a winter's eve can now rejoice. These fifteen previously uncollected prizefighting pieces . . . add to the wordsmith's impressive knockout record."-"Time"
"Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling." - Red Smith, "The New York Times"

"Fans who thought there was no more vintage Liebling to savor on a winter's eve can now rejoice. These fifteen previously uncollected prizefighting pieces . . . add to the wordsmith's impressive knockout record."--"Time"

"Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling." - Red Smith, "The New York Times"

Fans who thought there was no more vintage Liebling to savor on a winter's eve can now rejoice. These fifteen previously uncollected prizefighting pieces . . . add to the wordsmith's impressive knockout record. "Time"

Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling. "Red Smith, The New York Times""


Fans who thought there was no more vintage Liebling to savor on a winter's eve can now rejoice. These fifteen previously uncollected prizefighting pieces . . . add to the wordsmith's impressive knockout record. Time

Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling. Red Smith, The New York Times

"

"Fans who thought there was no more vintage Liebling to savor on a winter's eve can now rejoice. These fifteen previously uncollected prizefighting pieces . . . add to the wordsmith's impressive knockout record." --Time

"Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling." --Red Smith, The New York Times

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling A Neutral Corner: Boxing Essays on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top