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Book Review

Boxing: A Cultural History

Kasia Boddy
London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2008. References, illustrations, index. 478 pp. $35.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781861893697

by Elliott J. Gorn

First Paragraph:

In Boxing: A Cultural History, Kasia Boddy, a lecturer in the Department of English at University College in London, gives us an encyclopedic survey of the ring in art and literature. This is a big, beautiful book. Reaktion Publishers printed it on high-quality, oversized paper to accommodate 150 illustrations, and these images are an integral part of the book's purpose.