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Is there a serious student of literature--or golf--who wouldn't give a stroke or two a side to be part of a Nassau that included, say, Don Marquis, Paul Gallico, P. G. Wodehouse, Ethan Canin, Ring Lardner, Stephen Leacock, Bernard Darwin, or John Updike? "People who care about golf," writes Paul Staudohar in his introduction to this marvellous and sometimes whimsical collection that packs all the above into its bag, "are typically well-educated men and women who appreciate things of quality in life, including good literature." The literature in Golf's Best Short Stories is indeed good: it contains 24 stories, dating from just before the turn of last century to just before the turn of this one, that explore some aspect of the mesmerising hold golf has on its adherents. Updike's "Farrell's Caddie," perhaps the most anthologised of all golf stories, is the ace here, but there's not a bogey in the bunch. What serious golfer--or reader--could ask for more?Review:
A fine collection that satisfyingly combines old favourites with a few surprising finds... the stories do live up to their billing. --'Observer Sports Monthly'
It is somewhat tempting fate to entitle a book Golf s Best Short Stories. In this case, though, it is hard to complain too much. There are 24 of them in this book... and several are absolute gems. --'Golf International'
All human emotion, much of it private, is there on the golf course and as this collection of American and British stories prove it is for authors to exploit... A smashing read --'Manchester Evening Post'
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Book Description Souvenir Press. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # Durga-9780285637795