Running in Literature: A Guide for Scholars, Readers, Runners, Joggers and Dreamers

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9781891369414: Running in Literature: A Guide for Scholars, Readers, Runners, Joggers and Dreamers

A very readable, extremely erudite -account of runners in literature, from the Bible to Greece and Rome to nineteenth century English literature, to the modern novel. A treasure trove of literary gems on the sport, this book includes hundreds of items too brief for inclusion in The Runner’s Literary Companion.

Roger Robinson is a professor of -English at Victoria University in New Zealand and is a world-class runner. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature.

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Roger Robinson is a professor of English at Victoria University in New Zealand, an international running writer, and a world-class runner. He is the author of Heroes and Sparrows and Robert Louis Stevenson: His Best Pacific Writings, and editor of The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. He lives in New York City and Wellington, New Zealand.

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A tour-de-force of scholarship and creative writing. -- Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run

Every page of RUNNING IN LITERATURE is a treasure trove. -- Amby Burfoot, executive editor, Runner’s World, and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon

I am entranced by Roger Robinson’s wonderful, easy, conversational erudition. -- John J. Kelley, winner of the 1957 Boston Marathon, English teacher and author

RUNNING IN LITERATURE is the book for every serious reading runner and every devoted running reader. -- Frank Deford, NPR commentator and author of An American Summer and Heart of a Champion

Robinson’s wit and intelligence crackle through this masterful guide to running’s place in literature. -- Julia Emmons, Ph.D., Director, Peachtree Road Race

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