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Haunts of the black masseur

the swimmer as hero

by Charles Sprawson

  • 6 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social aspects,
  • Swimming,
  • Philosophy,
  • History

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26384124M
    ISBN 100679420517
    ISBN 109780679420514
    OCLC/WorldCa232589540

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Haunts of the Black Masseur book. Read 32 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A lustrous examination of life in the water from Percy /5.

Informed by the literature of Swinburne, Goethe, Scott Fitzgerald, and Yukio Mishima; the films of Reifenstahl and Vigo; the Hollywood “swimming musicals” of the s; and delving in and out of Olympic history, Haunts of the Black Masseur is a celebration of swimming that explores aspects of culture in a heretofore unimagined by:   A cult swimming classic, laden with references to literature, art and Olympic history.

Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles /5(29).

Charles Sprawson, author of the cult swimming classic Haunts of the Black Masseur, has died at the age of The news was announced by Author: Alison Flood.

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In this poor execution of an intriguing idea, Sprawson, an art dealer who is himself an avid swimmer, attempts to explore swimming and swimmers from both a literary and cultural viewpoint.

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One of those rare books which communicates the life of the subject and writer to the reader.” —Stephen Spender.

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A cult classic at the time of publication, Sprawson’s work arguably instigated a genre now almost. Haunts of the Black Masseur was a delight when I read it first time round and 25 years on, it strikes me as even better -- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday ­Original and sparkling A haunting, sensual, slippery read that will make you long for seaweed on your skin and sand between your toes.

A must for swimmers -- Rebecca Wallersteiner, The LadyReviews:   Iris Murdoch called Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer As Hero, Charles Sprawson’s classic memoir, “as zestful as a plunge in champagne”. The book, which was published in.

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This book's title, Haunts of the Black Masseur, refers to a macabre incident in a Williams short story. Sprawson diligently seeks out and swims in many places where Williams has swum.

Places as. Editions for Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindl.

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Haunts Of The Black Masseur: Explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. This title gives the reader glimpses of the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping dramatically into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral; Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico; and, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller, Spitz and a host of others."Part social and cultural history.

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One of the strangest and most stylish books of the year: a cultural history of swimming, by a dealer in 19th-century paintings. Sprawson learned to swim as a boy in India, at a school where his English father was headmaster.

He still swims today, and one of the many pleasures of this aquatic rhapsody is his occasional foray into autobiography, as he struggles across the Hellespont (now clogged.Informed by the literature of Swinburne, Goethe, Scott Fitzgerald, and Yukio Mishima; the films of Reifenstahl and Vigo; the Hollywood “swimming musicals” of the s; and delving in and out of Olympic history, Haunts of the Black Masseur is a celebration of swimming that explores aspects of culture in a heretofore unimagined way.Haunts of the Black Masseur has played a key part in the wild swimming revival (Jason M.

C., Han via Wikicommons) Sad news this week as it was announced that Charles Sprawson, author of Haunts of the Black Masseur, and widely regarded as the forerunner to the modern nature writing / wild swimming phenomenon, has died at the age of