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by Christian Messenger

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Author:
Christian Messenger
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978-0231051699
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0231051697
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Columbia University Press; First Edition, Thus edition (May 31, 1983)
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The most significant and comprehensive book to date about play, game, and sport in American literature and culture.

The most significant and comprehensive book to date about play, game, and sport in American literature and culture. Solidly grounded in intellectual and social histor, this book analyzes the play spirit while discussing the background and 20th century manifestations of these types: the popular sports hero, the school sports hero, and the modern ritual sports hero. Christian K. Messenger is assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois.

In this comprehensive and insightful study, Christian . essenger contends that American writers have always . essenger contends that American writers have always createdcharacters at play in the sure knowledge th. .This is the first inclusive critical study of sport in American fiction with chapters on individual authors such as Hawthorne, Lardner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner, as well as studies of sport in the literature of the frontier and in boys' formula fiction. A work of literary criticism, Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction also draws on the cultural history of American sport and leisure and on a century of American literature. eISBN: 978-0-231-51661-7.

In this comprehensive and insightful study, Christian K. Messenger contends that American writers have always created . Messenger contends that American writers have always created characters at play in the sure knowledge that to be active in sport in America is to be in touch with its people, their traditions, and their fantasy lives.

Hawthorne is a book of literary criticism by Henry James published in 1879. The book was an insightful study of James' great predecessor Nathaniel Hawthorne. James gave extended consideration to each of Hawthorne's novels and a selection of his short stories. The book became somewhat controversial for a famous section where James enumerated the items of novelistic interest he thought were absent from American life. Messenger contends that American writers have always created characters at play in the sure . This is the first inclusive critical study of sport in American fiction with chapters on individual authors such. as Hawthorne, Lardner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner, as well as studies of sport in the literature of the frontier and in boys' formula fiction.

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In The Godfather and American Culture, Chris Messenger offers an important and comprehensive study of this classic work of popular .

In The Godfather and American Culture, Chris Messenger offers an important and comprehensive study of this classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination. As Messenger shows, the Corleones have indeed become our gang, and we see our family business in America reflected in them. He is the author of Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction: Hawthorne to Faulkner and Sport and the Spirit of Play in Contemporary American Fiction; and is the coauthor, with Chet Walker, of Long Time Coming: A Black Athlete s Coming-of-Age in America.

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Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction: Hawthorne to Faulkner. From the dawn of time, the "hero" seems always to have been an athlete. Gilgamesh outwrestling Enkidu to prove who was strongest in Uruk is by no means a unique example. Perhaps the only trait d'union between the heroes of the two great Homeric epics is their common respect for sport. And Greek mythology reads like a veritable roster of champions: Herakles, Pelops, Theseus, Hippolytus, and Atalanta to name a few.

In this comprehensive and insightful study, Christian K. Messenger contends that American writers have always created characters at play in the sure knowledge that to be active in sport in America is to be in touch with its people, their traditions, and their fantasy lives.This is the first inclusive critical study of sport in American fiction with chapters on individual authors such as Hawthorne, Lardner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner, as well as studies of sport in the literature of the frontier and in boys' formula fiction. A work of literary criticism, Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction also draws on the cultural history of American sport and leisure and on a century of American literature.