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Synopsis: Featuring such classic pieces as "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" and "The Plimpton Small-Ball Theory of Sports Writing"--the smaller the ball the better the writing--this is a rich mix of profiles, essays, and articles from a most talented and unique American literary personality. Photographs.
From the Inside Flap:
Editor, essayist, sportswriter, adventurer--George Plimpton perhaps needs less introduction than any figure of contemporary American letters. Whether quarterbacking with the Detroit Lions, playing percussion with the New York Philharmonic, or on the ice with the Boston Bruins, Plimpton is best known for gamely entering any arena and surviving to write about his experience--with grace, urbanity, and considerable good humor.
But such classics as Paper Lion and Open Net are only the most visible instances in a body of writing as remarkable for its breadth and diversity as it is for its elegance. Plimpton takes us into worlds most people only dream of entering-on a movie set with Warren Beatty (who always greets George with the cryptic line "Is this the man who's never eaten an olive?"), in Muhammad Ali's dressing room before his bout with Jerry Quarry, or at Camp David with President Bush pitching horseshoes. Wherever he brings us he is the consummate guide, affable, perceptive, informed. With a keen eye and a knack for the vernacular, he makes the unapproachable approachable, familiar, and human. What he has done for sports figures he has also done for such celebrities as John F. Kennedy, Marianne Moore, and Ernest Hemingway--providing us with rare, intimate glimpses into the lives of some of the major cultural icons of our time.
The Best of Plimpton collects for the first time the work of a distinguished thirty-five-year career. Including profiles, essays, articles, and such classic inventions as "The Amazing Story of Sidd Finch" and "The Snows of Studio 54," the book is a rich mix from one of America's most talented and unique literary personalities.
A native of New York City, George Plimpton has degrees from Harvard University and King's College, Cambridge University. He is the co-founder and editor of The Paris Review. His hobbies include birdwatching and fireworks (he is the fireworks commissioner of New York City).
Title: Best of Plimpton
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd 12/10/1992, 1992. Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Seller Inventory # 9053-9780671717537
Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd 12/10/1992, 1992. Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 2341-9780671717537
Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd 12/10/1992, 1992. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780671717537
Book Description -. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The Best of Plimpton This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780671717537
Book Description SIMON & SCHUSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1992. PAPERBACK. Condition: VG. FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION. Seller Inventory # 032038
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_195598251
Book Description Simon & Schuster, London, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Near fine. First edition thus. Spine slightly creased. Seller Inventory # 15606