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Sporting with the Gods The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature

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ISBN-10: 052139113X

ISBN-13: 9780521391139

Edition: 1991

Authors: Michael Oriard

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Book details

List price: $220.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Preface
Prologue: 'The game and the nation'
Sportsmen and Gamesmen in the Nineteenth Century
Play, sport and western mythmaking
Play, sport and southern honour
Gender and the game
Raising the Stakes
Playing the game of life
'The game' in business fiction
Desperate players and the sport of the gods
Twentieth-Century Legacies
Sportsmen and gamesmen in twentieth-century fiction
In the wake of Moby-Dick
The 'great games' of politics and business
Holy Play and the Counterculture
Transcendental play and the theology of sentimentalism
Play and the counterculture in the 1920s
From beats and hippies to the new age
Epilogue
Notes
Index.