Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero
Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

Charles Sprawson & Amy Liptrot
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*****AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4*****

A new re-issue of the cult swimming classic, twenty-five years after its first publication.

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY AMY LIPTROT

`A luminously romantic history of swimming' Guardian

Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico. Bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-gods - a world that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Woolf, Fitzgerald and Hockney.

Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it.

`This splendid and wholly original book is as zestful as a plunge in champagne' Iris Murdoch

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ISBN 9780099577249
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Format Paperback
Pages 336
Publication date 7 February 2013

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