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Cleary, Brian and Peter Tomey.

LITERARY FOOTBALL 1988 YEARBOOK.

Brian Cleary and Peter Tomey: Detroit 1988 Illustr, layout by Janet Bourgon, 14 x 11, pict stapled wraps, unpag (18 pp including covers). Curling, light creasing and staining else very good. A tongue-in-cheek look at the mingling of two worlds, literature and football, a world where the enthusiasts, according to the authors, "spend more of their time than perhaps is good for them." Thus, the creation of a "fictional" team, the Western Lions Literary Football Club. The team is owned by Sir Walter Scott and the playing team is Abbotsford Stadium Some of the players: wide receiver Oscar Wilde, fullback Samuel Johnson, middle linebacker Leo Tolstoy, quarterback John Stuart Mill, defensive tackle Rudyard Kipling. List of games/opponent of which "Lions" won all the games, i.e., Poughkeepsie Gothics, Agatha Christie head coach, 38-31; Montreal Non-Verbals, Marcel Marceau head coach, 73-0. Articles: "Free Agent Controversy will Malthus Out-Maneuver Machiavelli?" "What is Football? An Interview with Leo Tolstoy," advertisements "Get Down on Drugs," video with Thos. DeQuincey and "Moral Instructional Football Camp Offense-Defense" with Coach Samuel Richardson, biographies of the management and team with photos. Also an obituary for running back P.B. "Pretty Boy" Shelley who drowned in the off season in a boating accident. The yearbook is really funny.


Book Id: 99-2931

Price: $20.00

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