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On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates
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Feb 28, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in November, 2011 — I own a copy

A brilliant book and almost infinitely quotable:

"There [in the ring] as in no other public arena does the individual as a unique physical being assert himself; there, for a dramatic if fleeting period of time, the great world with its moral and political complexities, its terrifying impersonality, ceases to exist."

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