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Description - Haunts Of The Black Masseur by Charles Sprawson

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 leaping dramatically into the surf at Shelley's beach funeral; Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico; Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller, Spitz and a host of others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099223313
ISBN-10: 0099223317
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Sprawson

Charles Sprawson studied at Trinity College, Dublin, deals in nineteenth-century paintings, and recently swam the Hellespont.

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