The song of sports

The song of sports
The song of sports


Authors: Pierre Dauzier, Jean Durry

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140 x 205 mm
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Would you believe that François Mauriac celebrated the glory of boxer Georges Carpentier? You knew Marcel Aymé, Blondin, Buzzati, Conan Doyle, Genevoix, Hemingway, Jack London, Loti, Mac Orlan, Mistral, Montherlant, Philip Roth and San Antonio... But who knows "le Grand Jacques", Théodore Chèze, Robert Dieudonné and so many others, whose literary trajectory crossed the destinies of Muhammad Ali, Anquetil, Coppi, Kopa, Ladoumègue, Mias, Platini and Jean-Pierre Rives?
This book of love and emotion is a landmark work. Indeed, Jean Durry is arguably France's foremost connoisseur of writings on sport and of sport itself. He has put his writer's sensibility at the service of prodigious erudition.
Author of La Véridique Histoire des Géants de la route (1973) and Le Grand Livre du Sport (1992), radio broadcaster and founder of the Musée National du Sport, Jean Durry offers "the most beautiful texts" by French and foreign authors on sport, as well as a reflection on the history of a theme, analyzed in its links with world history from the 19th century to the present day.