“It All Gets Beaten Out of You” The Relationship Among Poverty, Boxing, and Writing in Steven Heighton’s The Shadow Boxer -and- On Boxing: An interview with Steven Heighton

Markle, Adrian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9990-2466 (2023) “It All Gets Beaten Out of You” The Relationship Among Poverty, Boxing, and Writing in Steven Heighton’s The Shadow Boxer -and- On Boxing: An interview with Steven Heighton. In: Not Hockey: Critical Essays on Canada’s Other Sport Literature. Athabasca University Press, Canada / World, pp. 207-226. ISBN 9781771993777

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Abstract / Summary

An analysis of poverty, boxing, and writing, in Steven Heighton's modern CanLit classic The Shadow Boxer. The protagonist, a working class pugilist, dreams of becoming an upper-class creative. However, this chapter shows how he is incapable of achieve his desired future until he fully exorcises himself of his working-class past.

This chapter concludes with an interview with the author.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781771993777
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism > Literature > English Literature
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Adrian Markle
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2023 15:00
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 15:00
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/5176

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