Haunts of the Black Masseur – Charles Sprawson

Haunts of the Black Masseur - Charles Sprawson

Tytuł:Haunts of the Black Masseur

Autor:Charles Sprawson

ISBN:9780099577249

Wydawnictwo:Vintage Classics

Rok wydania:2013

Typ okładki:miękka

Ilość sztuk w magazynie: 2
I
Wysyłamy w 24h
I


49,00 

2 w magazynie

Dodaj
Add to Wishlist
SKU: 9780099577249 Kategorie: , ,

Opis

A new re-issue of the cult swimming classic, a beautiful read filled with detailed description and powerful prose.

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY AMY LIPTROT

‘A luminously romantic history of swimming’ Guardian

Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley’s funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico. Bursting with anecdotes, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-gods – a world that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Woolf, Fitzgerald and Hockney.

Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it.

‘This splendid and wholly original book is as zestful as a plunge in champagne’ Iris Murdoch