One Ring Circus
Book Topics
Boxing
regulations
violence in boxing
Geek Love
Mike Tyson
cut men
amateur boxing
women boxers
Muhammad Ali
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One Ring Circus : Dispatches from the World of Boxing

Most readers of Katherine Dunn know and love her for her groundbreaking, National Book Award-nominated,bestselling novel GEEK LOVE; few, however are familiar with her journalistic work, in particular her essays and articles on boxing which she has penned over the last two and a half decades. , This anthology is the first compilation ever of her pieces on the sport for such commercial publications as Sports Illustrated, Playboy, NY Times Magazine as well as Willamette Week, the weekly paper of her hometown, Portland, OR. Dunn casts her perceptive and compassionate eye on the the pugilistic artistry and individual bravado of such greats as Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, Muhammad Ali and lesser-knowns such as Francisco Roche, Andy Minsker and Johnny Tapia, and paints a vividly colorful canvas of the countless figures who mend the cuts and wrap the wrists, trainers, promoters, fans and critics who together make up the world of the one-ring circus. New readers and older fans of hers alike will attain a greater appreciation for not only the sport of boxing but the skill and journalistic range of one of the most gifted and unusual writers in America today. For readers of the sport and Dunn, this is a one-two knock out!
Book Topics
Boxing
regulations
violence in boxing
Geek Love
Mike Tyson
cut men
amateur boxing
women boxers
Muhammad Ali

Reviews and Comments

  • "One of our finest novelists is also hands-down the best boxing journalist working today."
    Hugo and Nebula-Award Winning writer and boxing journalist
  • "Every Dunn essay is a polished blend of empathy, artistry and informed opinion... A game fringed with bagmen and bloviators, shysters and showoffs, has finally got the wise, lucid spokesman it needs and deserves."
    CyberBoxingZone.com
  • "An exciting new addition to boxing literature. Dunn doesn't just see things--she sees into things. Her prose is brilliant and in a game so fully immersed in danger and utmost peril the most striking thing is Katherine Dunn's humanity."
    National Book Award Nominee, 'The Pugilist at Rest'
  • "(an) impressive collection of boxing writing... One Ring Circus: Disptches from the World of Boxing, entices the boxing aficionado in several ways. Dunn's writing can also provide fodder for arguments;(she) has strong, well-informed opinions, and she's fun to read whether you agree with her or not... Which is why boxing definitely needs more writers like Dunn."
    THE RING MAGAZINE, September 2009
  • "ONE RING CIRCUS is a Knockout!"
    Boxing Hall of Fame Writer and Historian