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Sweaty Letters: The New Sports Writing

Synopsis
Laura Thompson, Brian Glanville, Andrew Shields, Rob Stein and Stephen Jones discuss a new form of sports writing, which is both attuned to the intricacies of a specific sport and alive to its wider resonance, rituals and rivalries. They examine its links to newspaper culture, the pre-existing and thriving American sports writing tradition, and the role of the sports writer in the age of the television replay.
Series
Writers Talk, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £40.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
journalism; newspapers; sports writing

Production Company

Name

ICA Video

Notes
The ICA Writers in Conversation series are available for sale or free access online from the Roland Collection http://www.roland-collection.com

Distributor

Name

ICA Video

Email
http://www.ica.org.uk/contact
Web
http://www.ica.org.uk/49/Shop/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7766 1452
Fax
020 7873 0051
Address
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
Notes
The ICA bookshop operates a mail order service selling a range of DVDs on and by film theorists, compilations of shorts, experimental and animated works, documentaries, as well as DVDs on video and performance art and installations. Also an eclectic collection of audio CDs.

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