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Cut Time, one of the best

Cut Time, the 2003 book by Professor of English Carlo Rotella that chronicles his immersion in the boxing world, has been cited as one of the five best sports books of all time by Gordon Marino, author of The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, for a piece in … Continue reading

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A ringside seat

Moving beyond the typical sentimentality, romanticism, or cynicism common to writing on boxing is a new book, The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside (Univeristy of Chicago Press, 2017), co-edited by BC Professor of … Continue reading

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Rotella on Playing in Time

English Professor Carlo Rotella, director of the University’s American Studies program, was interviewed about his new book, Playing in Time, by Brendan Rapple of the BC Libraries. Take a listen. Playing in Time, featured in BC Bookmarks in October, features … Continue reading

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From Rotella: a new book, a NYT book review and two columns

According to a New York Times book review by English Professor Carlo Rotella, Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany — a collection of the author’s reporting, essays, short stories and drama– is a worthwhile read for Portis’ fans. Rotella, who also … Continue reading

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