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El hombre que estuvo allí
El hombre que estuvo allí

El hombre que estuvo allí

Lo mejor de George Plimpton

SPORTS & RECREATION

296 Pages, 6 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $28.95 (US $28.95) (CA $34.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9788494403347

Rights: US & CA

Contra (May 2017)

Price: $28.95
 
 

Overview

The complete essays and journalistic works of George Plimpton, prefaced by Plimpton himself, is the best way to rediscover one of the great voices of American New Journalism. Especially renowned for his sports reporting and "participatory journalism," he brought readers onto the field and into the ring. Also included are several of Plimpton's celebrity portraits, including John F. Kennedy and his family, Muhammad Ali, and Hunter S. Thompson.

Reviews

"Beautifully observed and incredibly conceived [George Plimpton's writing] is the dark side of the moon of Walter Mitty." —Ernest Hemingway, on the English- language edition

"This is a terrific book ... pure crystal...unblemished perfection." —The Los Angeles Times, on the English- language edition

"Plimpton, the professional amateur, the dashing public hero, is first and best a writer." —The New Yorker, on the English- language edition

"The Best of Plimpton shows how much fun life can be." —The Boston Globe, on the English- language edition

Author Biography

George Plimpton is a writer, journalist, editor, actor, and occasional athlete. He is a key figure in American literature of the second half of the 20th century and the cofounder of literary journal The Paris Review.