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Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, Destabilising Empire Anthony Bateman

Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, Destabilising Empire

Anthony Bateman

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ISBN : 9781409475545
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248 pages
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In his important contribution to the growing field of sports literature, Anthony Bateman traces the relationship between literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British national identity from 1850 to the mid 1980s, with an in-depth look atMoreIn his important contribution to the growing field of sports literature, Anthony Bateman traces the relationship between literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British national identity from 1850 to the mid 1980s, with an in-depth look at cricket during the interwar period and the sports transmission throughout the British empire. Examining newspaper accounts, instructional books, fiction, and poetry, Bateman elaborates how the long tradition of literary discourse produced crickets cultural status and meaning.