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A.J. Liebling and his own sweet science

By Katherine A. Powers
May 17, 2009

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When the subject of A.J. Liebling comes up, people usually talk about his exuberant pieces on boxing. In fact, the only thing I like about boxing is Liebling's way of writing about it: his easy swing and occasional sesquipedalian pomp; his liberality in recording the pensées of its "pugilant heroes" and their followers; and his overall kindliness. Then people talk ... (Full article: 1079 words)

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