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The Sportswriter - Richard Ford
The Sportswriter
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Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his modern classic Independence Day. In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with... show more
Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his modern classic Independence Day. In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394743257 (0394743253)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
Series: Frank Bascombe (#1)
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World of Kammbia
World of Kammbia rated it
3.5 The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford chronicles an Easter Weekend in the life of Frank Bascombe, a failed novelist turned sportswriter. Ford’s breakout third novel grapples with the themes of grief, a failed career, and unhealthy relationships. Bascombe’s story is told in the first person and you get...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
3.0 The Sportswriter
“Mystery is the attractive condition a thing (an object, an action, a person) possesses which you know a little about but don’t know about completely. It is the twiney promise of unknown things (effects, interworkings, suspicions) which you must be wise enough to explore not too deeply, for fear you...
willemite
willemite rated it
4.0 The Sportswriter: Bascombe Trilogy (1)
Frank Bascombe published a book once. He just never got around to writing another, veering off into the world of sportswriting. The Sportwriter shows us a week in Frank’s life in which he confronts the choices he has made as parts of his life are pared away and we are shown what has already been cut...
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