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The Sweet Script: A Critical Analysis Of American Sportswriting, Jonathan Schreiber May 2009

The Sweet Script: A Critical Analysis Of American Sportswriting, Jonathan Schreiber

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis analyzes the sportswriting genre as a form of personal essay. It explores the art over time through writers Red Smith, A.J. Liebling, Roger Angell, George Plimpton, Bart Giamatti, Frank Deford, and Rick Reilly, as well as anthologized writers from 2008 and blogs.