9780099223313

Haunts of the Black Masseur : The Swimmer As Hero

Sprawson, Charles

ISBN 10: 0099223317 / 0-09-922331-7
ISBN 13: 9780099223313
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 2000

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Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. From the godlike Greeks to Virginia Woolf to Mark Spitz, he gives us fascinating glimpses of the great swimming heroes.


 
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Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780099223313)
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Book Description: VINTAGE, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-Gods - one that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald and David Hockney. Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099223313

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Book Description: VINTAGE, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley s beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-Gods - one that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald and David Hockney. Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099223313

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Book Description: 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 130mm x 198mm x 21mm. Paperback. Charles Sprawson - himself an obsessional swimmer and diver - explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. He gives the reader glimpses of the great swimming heroes.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.255. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099223313

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Book Description: Vintage, London, 1993. Book Condition: New. Language: english. Charles Sprawson - himself an obsessional swimmer and diver - explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. He gives the reader glimpses of the great swimming heroes: Byron, Shelley, Hart Crane, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller, Spitz and a host of others. Bookseller Inventory # 1865144

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Book Description: Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero, Charles Sprawson, Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-Gods - one that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald and David Hockney. Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099223313

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