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As summer sends swimmers to the beach, here is "a fascinating scrapbook about swimming, loaded with lore . . . and suffused with the mystery of water."--The New York Times Book Review. An elegant and enchanting celebration of the art of swimming in all its incarnations--as sport, ritual, and consuming obsession--drawn from a variety of times and places. Photos.
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An exploration of the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, from the god-like Greeks to Virginia Woolf to Mark Spitz. Sprawson gives us fascinating glimpses of the great swimming heroes - liberally laden with references to literature, film, art, musicals and Olympic history.About the Author:
Charles Sprawson is an obsessional swimmer and diver. He recently swam the Hellespont.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140235469
Book Description Penguin Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140235469
Book Description Penguin Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140235469