Del boxeo is a dramatic, unembellished and evocatively profound essay. A series of reflections on being poor and obstinate, on the need to create heroes and learning to succeed take us to the very roots of the sport, contributing unique points of view on a subject covered by writers such as Ernest Hemingway or Mark Twain: Boxing as a metaphor, as a spectacle, as history; boxing as seen through literature, film and women.
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.