The Sportswriter

Bascombe Trilogy (1)

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763706

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Unabhängigkeitstag

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251065

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

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Frank Bascombe, ehemals Sportreporter, jetzt Makler, plant zum Unabhängigkeitstag in Amerika am 4. Juli 1988 einen Ausflug mit seinem Sohn. Er setzt alle Hoffnung in dieses Wochenende, an dem er die Sorgen der letzten Zeit – Scheidung, Berufswechsel, eine neue Freundin, von der er nicht sicher ist, ob er sie liebt – hinter sich lassen und sich seinem seltsam verschlossenen Sohn wieder annähern kann. Franks Versuch, sein Leben nach einigen Katastrophen wieder zu ordnen, wird ausgerechnet an diesen Tagen von mehreren Seiten torpediert. Ein meisterhaft erzählter, komischer und kluger Roman über ein Ringen um Halt und Kontrolle.
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Der Sportreporter

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242465

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9202

„Der Sportreporter“, ein Klassiker der modernen Literatur der USA, bildet zusammen mit „Unabhängigkeitstag“ und „Die Lage des Landes“ Richard Fords große Romantrilogie um Frank Bascombe, einen netten, vernünftigen Amerikaner. Frank hat sich vor einigen Jahren von seiner Frau getrennt, arbeitet als Sportreporter und ist das, was man für gewöhnlich einen „Durchschnittstypen“ nennt. Doch eine Kette von dramatischen Ereignissen stört ihn jäh in der Ruhe der Mittelmäßigkeit: Er reist nach Detroit, um ein Interview mit einem an den Rollstuhl gefesselten Ex-Footballstar zu führen, anschließend erfährt er vom Selbstmord seines Freundes Walter, und es kommt zum Bruch zwischen ihm und seiner Freundin Vicky ...
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Die Lage des Landes

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251057

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Sportreporter, Makler, Ehemann und Vater – Frank Bascombe hat im Laufe seines Lebens schon einige Rollen übernommen. Mittlerweile 55 Jahre alt, freut er sich mit seiner zweiten Ehefrau Sally auf den nächsten, ruhigeren Lebensabschnitt im gemeinsamen Haus am Strand. Franks Hoffnung auf eine beginnende "Permanenzphase" wird jedoch ein jähes Ende bereitet, als Sallys totgeglaubter erster Ehemann auftaucht und er selbst eine verheerende Diagnose erhält. Ein reicher, nachdenklicher, aber auch grotesk komischer Roman von Richard Ford über einen Mann in den vermeintlich besten Jahren und ein Amerika, dessen Sicherheit sich nach George Bushs "gestohlener" Präsidentenwahl als trügerisch erweist.
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Ein Stück meines Herzens

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242457

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Zwei Männer verschlägt es auf eine gottverlassene sumpfige Insel im Mississippi, die man auf keiner Landkarte finden kann - Robard Hewes auf den Spuren einer Frau und Sam Newel auf der Suche nach sich selbst. Die Insel ist an einen Eigenbrötler verpachtet, der sie seit Jahrzehnten mit seiner Ehefrau und einem schwarzen Hausangestellten bewohnt. Hewes und Newel werden in Ereignisse verwickelt, die sie wie einen unentrinnbaren bösen Traum erleben ... „Ein Stück meines Herzens“ ist eine Tour de Force durch den Süden der USA, ein Roman „in der Tradition von Faulkner, Hemingway und Steinbeck“ (The Times).
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Grantland Rice and His Heroes

The Sportswriter as Mythmaker in the 1920s

Author: Mark Inabinett

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870498497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

View: 4568

With no way for fans to verify their facts, the sportswriters of the 1920s enjoyed a near monopoly on sports news. Journalist Mark Inabinett explores the incomparable Grantland Rice's role in creating the legends that surrounded six sports stars--Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, Bill Tilden, Red Grange, and Knute Rockne. Photographs.
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The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction

Author: Martyn Bone

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 4893

Martyn Bone draws upon postmodern thinking to consider how late 20th century southern novelists have viewed a 'sense of place' in a modernized American South and studies writers such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty as well as the self-declared 'international city' of Atlanta. He looks at the fate of 'place' in a national and global context.
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The Sportswriter Who Punched Sam McDowell

And Other Sports Stories

Author: Bob Dolgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606350447

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 4680

"The venerable Bob Dolgan has put a century of Cleveland sports---and Cleveland itself, for that matter---in a time capsule for readers to cherish forever. This compelling collection of his `greatest hits' encompasses every nook and cranny of Cleveland sports history and spotlights Dolgan as one of the best writers the city has ever seen."---Jonathan Knight, author of Kardiac Kids When he retired in 2006, Bob Dolgan had been a sportswriter for forty-five years at the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Known for his unique perspectives on sports figures, Dolgan's style, instincts, and experience as a reporter were evident in his columns that were beloved by his readers and admired by his colleagues Highlighting Dolgan's writing at its best, The Sportswriter Who Punched Sam McDowell is a collection of over 100 of Dolgan's columns that focuses on historic events and individual achievements in the Cleveland sports scene. Included are columns eulogizing longtime Cleveland sportscaster Bob Neal, commemorating the 100th anniversary of baseball player Napoleon Lajoie's first game for Cleveland, celebrating the famed Bob Feller's 85th birthday, memorializing the 35th anniversary of Jim Brown's finest day in football as he rushed for 237 yards for the Cleveland Browns, and describing the firing of Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar by owner Art Modell and coach Bill Belichick. Also included are a treatise on "pitch counts" and a look at whether Shoeless Joe Jackson (who played in Cleveland for six seasons prior to being traded to Chicago) was guilty of fixing the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati As one of the deans of Cleveland sports writing, Dolgan's skills and expertise shine through in his columns, and his style is instantly recognizable to any longtime fan. Using simple and straightforward prose, he offers a perspective that is appealing and uniquely his own. Cleveland sports fans and lovers of good sports writing alike will delight in The Sportswriter Who Punched Sam McDowell
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Eine Vielzahl von Sünden

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242449

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9156

Mit scharfer Beobachtungsgabe zeigt Richard Ford Momentaufnahmen von Affären verheirateter Männer und Frauen, die wenig heldenhaft, dafür aber umso menschlicher auf ihrer Suche nach Glück porträtiert werden. Da ist beispielsweise eine Steuerberaterin, die ihren Geliebten mit ihrem Ehemann (einem angeheuerten Schauspieler) konfrontiert, um eine Entscheidung über ihre Beziehung zu erzwingen. Richard Ford beweist in diesen zehn Erzählungen einmal mehr seine Fähigkeit, die Figuren psychologisch auszuleuchten und die Vielschichtigkeit menschlicher Gefühle offen zu legen.
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Morality, Identity and Narrative in the Fiction of Richard Ford

Author: Brian Duffy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024097

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 4951

Morality, Identity and Narrative in the Fiction of Richard Ford is only the second monograph on the work of Richard Ford and the only one to deal with all three Frank Bascombe novels. The book offers comprehensive readings of the trilogy and the stories of Women with Men and A Multitude of Sins, thus bringing critical work on Ford up to date. It draws on the moral theories of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, and on the work on narrative and identity of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur. But it also explores in detail the portrait of contemporary American society and culture offered in the trilogy.
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Sportswriter

The Life and Times of Grantland Rice

Author: Charles Fountain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735103474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 1674

Offers a look at the career of the sportswriter from his start in Nashville to his syndication in one hundred newspapers, and examines his personal relationship with such athletes at Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones
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Reconstructing Woody

Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen

Author: Mary P. Nichols

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847689903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 3905

Ex-private detective, Scott Moss, is supposed to be taking photographs for a living. But the dead guy in the theatre, Zerovsky, has him intrigued. Who killed him, and why? And what the hell does his twin brother have to do with it?
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The Bascombe Novels

The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408838397

Category: Fiction

Page: 1336

View: 5529

This trilogy of brilliant novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction. When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We then follow Frank, ever brilliantly and hilariously observant, through Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, witnessing his fortune's rise and his family's fragmentation and reintegration. With finely honed prose and an eye that captures the most subtle nuances of the human condition in all its pathos, humour, beauty and strangeness, Richard Ford transforms Frank Bascombe's life into a riveting moving parable of life in America today.
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Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Sandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317061470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 1945

Concerned with the intermingled thematic and formal preoccupations of Romantic thought and literary practice in works by twentieth-century British, Irish, and American artists, this collection examines the complicated legacy of Romanticism in twentieth-century novels, poetry, and film. Even as key twentieth-century cultural movements have tried to subvert or debunk Romantic narratives of redemptive nature, individualism, perfectibility, and the transcendence of art, the forms and modes of feeling associated with the Romantic period continue to exert a signal influence on the modern moment - both as a source of tension and as creative stimulus. As the essays here show, the exact meaning of the Romantic bequest may be bitterly contested, but it has been difficult to leave behind. The contributors take up a wide range of authors, including Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. H. Auden, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Hart Crane, William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, and Jonathan Franzen. What emerges from this lively volume is a fuller picture of the persistence and variety of the Romantic period's influence on the twentieth-century.
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The Sportswriter Loses Control

A Love Story

Author: Susanne Kurz,Lawrence S. Ritter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780738819129

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 2467

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A Southern Enigma

Essays on teh U.S. South

Author: Fred Hobson

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437085632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 9995

El sud americà està ple de paradoxes: es tracta d'un dels llocs més hospitalaris i al mateix temps, un dels menys acollidors del món. Els assajos inclosos en aquest llibre constitueixen la impressió d'un home sobre diversos aspectes de la vida, el passat i el present a Dixie. Parlen gairebé de tot: la raça, la política, la religió, la literatura i altres manifestacions culturals. Alguns dels assajos són biogràfics. Hobson se sent particularment atret per figures com H. L. Belluguin, Gerald W. Johnson, James McBride Donaves i Louis Rubin, crítics socials i culturals que han explorat la ment del sud, o per escriptors literaris com Richard Ford i Mary Mebane. Conclou el llibre amb dos assajos personals: l'exploració de les vides de dos membres de la seua família; històries que revelen moltes coses del sud, de l'època i de llocs concrets.
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Sportscasters/Sportscasting

Principles and Practices

Author: Linda Fuller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135696802

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 8137

A comprehensive introduction to the workings of the business, Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices explains all of the information essential to anyone looking to begin a career in sports media. This unique volume explores topics in print and broadcast media, sports psychology, technology issues, politics and legalities, ethics, and even the role of sports and sportscasting in society. Other topics discussed include the historical development and economics of sports and sportscasting, sports spectators, sports controversies, sociological perspectives, and sports journalism. Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices is filled with knowledge essential to the craft of sportscasting, including numerous appendices containing acronyms and biographic information about over 200 sportscasters, and a complete Instructor’s Manual with exercises to help guide students toward mastery of the topic. Please visit http://LKFullerSport.com for more information and to download the Instructor's Manual.
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Zwischen ihnen

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446257861

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Ford-Augen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten der USA – Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, ungezählte Meilen, Cocktails, Hotelzimmer: New Orleans, Texarcana, Memphis. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der frühen Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt – und alles ändert sich. "Zwischen ihnen" ist Richard Fords intimstes Buch: ein literarisches Memoir über seine Eltern und ein atmosphärisches Porträt des Lebens in den USA Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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Sports

Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816060347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 7555

Introduction to the field of sports, its career opportunities, and suggestions for finding a job.
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