Golf's Best Short Stories by John Updike

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The 24 short stories in this collection glow with passion for the game of golf. For fans, this is the next best thing to stepping onto the green. Golf is the trigger for romance, comedy, heartbreaks, and high dramas; it is the backdrop for mystery, adventure chicanery, and farce. And the way they play the game reveals the men and women who people these pages as heroes, duffers, schemers, dupes, egomaniacs, starry-eyed lovers, murderers, and champs.
 

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Paul D. Staudohar is Professor of Business Administration at California State University at Hayward.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Chicago Review Press. 400 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Golf's Best Short Stories Edited by Paul D Staudohar (Souvenir Press, £14.99, 416pp) When reviewing an anthology of 'best' short stories, it is customary to behave like a man who, when confronted by a quiz question to which he does not know the answer, attempts to disguise his ignorance by answer...

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Essays range in theme from the specific (""The Big Bad Boom'') to the ethical (the moral imperatives of ""The Gimme Game"") to the philosophical: ""Many men are more faithful to their golf partners than to their wives.'' Generally, those pieces written originally for sports magazines tend to cont...

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PW praised this collection of essays and short fiction by the golfer--and novelist--as ""entertaining and meaningful."" (Sept.)

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