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A Neutral Corner: Boxing Essays

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Fifteen previously unpublished boxing pieces written between 1952 and 1963.
Demonstrating A.J. Liebling's abiding passion for the sweet science of boxing, A Neutral Corner brings together fifteen previously unpublished pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Antic, clear-eyed, and wildly entertaining, these essays showcase a The New Yorker journalist at the top of his form.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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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
I may not love watching boxing, but for some reason I love reading about it.
Liebling's best collection of NYkr arcicles about boxing. My favo painting (of Dempsy/Firpo) on the cover!!!!!!
Shares all the strengths and flaws of the slightly stronger anthology The Sweet Science.
One would not need be a boxing fan to enjoy this. But I imagine it would help.
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