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Playing in Time
Author: Carlo Rotella

ISBN: 9780226729091
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31 August 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.91
Description:
From jazz fantasy camp to running a movie studio; from a fight between an old guy and a fat guy to a fear of clowns-Carlo Rotella'sPlaying in Time delivers good stories full of vivid characters, all told with the unique voice and humor that have garnered Rotella many devoted readers in theNew York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, and Washington Post Magazine, among others. The two dozen essays inPlaying in Time, some of which have never before been published, revolve around the themes and obsessions that have characterized Rotella's writing from the start: boxing, music, writers, and cities. What holds them together is Rotella's unique focus on people, craft, and what floats outside the mainstream. "Playing in time" refers to how people make beauty and meaning while working within the constraints and limits forced on them by life, and in his writing Rotella transforms the craft and beauty he so admires in others into an art of his own.
Rotella is best known for his writings on boxing, and his essays here do not disappoint. It's a topic that he turns to for its colorf...

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