Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Boxing = Great writing
I'm not sure why there is such a connection between writers and boxing, but there undoubtedly is. Library of America has a whole volume on the subject, and posts this article—a little piece of great writing by the book's co-editor John Schulian—to whet the appetite. 'It seems like only a heartbeat ago that Frank Sinatra was ringside at Madison Square Garden, camera in hand, straining to get just the right shot of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier as they went to war for the first time. The calendar tells us, however, that forty years have passed. Sinatra is gone. So is Life magazine, which made him part of the working press for the night that launched boxing’s greatest trilogy. Ali and Frazier dwell in retirement like battleships that were too long at sea, but in our memories, they are forever young.' More...
Posted by Jim Menick at 7:37 PM