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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.

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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.

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Charles Sprawson is an obsessional swimmer and diver. He recently swam the Hellespont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099223313
Author:
Sprawson, Charles
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Swimming -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000829
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.06 x .75 in .5625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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