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Haunts of the Black Masseur: the Swimmer As Heroby Charles Sprawson
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An exploration of the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, from the god-like Greeks to Virginia Woolf to Mark Spitz. Sprawson gives us fascinating glimpses of the great swimming heroes - liberally laden with references to literature, film, art, musicals and Olympic history.
Charles Sprawson - himself an obsessional swimmer and diver - explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. He gives the reader glimpses of the great swimming heroes: Byron, Shelley, Hart Crane, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller, Spitz and a host of others.
About the Author
Charles Sprawson is an obsessional swimmer and diver. He recently swam the Hellespont.
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