NY, Norton, (1986). Subtitled "The Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey," this follows in the tradition of Plimpton's earlier books Paper Lion and Out of My League, among others, wherein Plimpton enters the world of professional athletes as a participant rather than a spectator, and writes about the experience of the sport and the culture from the inside. An association copy: inscribed by Plimpton to his long-time friend and former colleague at The Paris Review, Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, "with love." Modest foxing; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032513] $750
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