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Golf in the Kingdom [First Edition]

Muprhy, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0670345296 / ISBN 13: 9780670345298
Published by The Viking Press, 1972
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Spine is cocked, bumping and light chipping along book covers with heavy foxing and soiling along page edges. Bumping/chipping/creasing, denting, rubbing and soiling along DJ covers. Fair condition. Moderate to heavy shelf wear or edge wear on covers and spine. Books in Fair condition most likely will have markings or highlights on pages or binding defects. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. (KK74). Bookseller Inventory # 100133634

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Title: Golf in the Kingdom [First Edition]

Publisher: The Viking Press

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

A new deluxe edition of a golf classic by the director and co-founder of the Esalen Institute recounts the author's encounter with the mystical golf pro Shivas Iron and explains the philosophical truths to be gained from playing golf. 15,000 first printing.

Review:

Esalen Institute founder Michael Murphy's divine meditation on the royal and ancient game defied categorization when it was first published in 1972, and it still does. Instantly hailed as a classic, Golf in the Kingdom is an altogether unique confluence of fiction, philosophy, myth, mysticism, enchantment, and golf instruction. The central character is a wily Scotsman named Shivas Irons, a golf professional by vocation and a shaman by design, whom Murphy, as participant in his own novel, meets in 1956 on the links of Burningbush, in Fife. The story of their round of golf together culminates in a wild night of whiskey and wisdom where, as Shivas demonstrates how the swing reflects the soul, their golf quite literally takes on a metaphysical glow. The events alter not only Murphy's game, but they also radically alter his mind and inner vision; it's truly unforgettable. For a golfer, Murphy's masterpiece is as essential as a set of clubs.

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