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A Neutral Corner: Boxing Essays

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Fifteen previously unpublished boxing pieces written between 1952 and 1963.
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Published October 1st 1990 by North Point Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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This book is a collection of essays Liebling wrote for the New Yorker back in the 1950's and early 1960's. Liebling does a great job of capturing the atmosphere around the fights, training camps and boxing gyms. Liebling is a humorous writer who really captures the personalities of fighters, managers, trainers and the overall feel for the boxing game. He points out the eccentricities and oddities of many people he encounters in the sport and while he finds humor in their weirdness and quirks he ...more
Carolyn
I may not love watching boxing, but for some reason I love reading about it.
Matthew
Aug 17, 2007 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Liebling's best collection of NYkr arcicles about boxing. My favo painting (of Dempsy/Firpo) on the cover!!!!!!
Bax
Jun 22, 2008 Bax rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boxing, sports
Shares all the strengths and flaws of the slightly stronger anthology The Sweet Science.
Ike
Jul 13, 2010 Ike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One would not need be a boxing fan to enjoy this. But I imagine it would help.
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