The Picador Book Of Cricket

The Picador Book Of Cricket The definitive anthology of cricket writing A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us There was a time when
  • Title: The Picador Book Of Cricket
  • Author: Ramachandra Guha
  • ISBN: 9780330396134
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Picador Book Of Cricket
    The definitive anthology of cricket writing A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us There was a time when major English writers P.G Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted aThe definitive anthology of cricket writing A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us There was a time when major English writers P.G Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted autobiographies and statistical compendiums The Picador Book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print, or difficult to get hold of, for years Including Neville Cardus, C.L.R James, John Arlott, V.S Naipaul, C.B Fry this anthology is a must for any cricket follower or anyone interested in sports writing elevated to high art.
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  • Ramachandra Guha

    Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full time writer based in Bangalore His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants Guha s books and essays have been translated into than twenty languages The prizes they have won include the U.K Cricket Society s Literary Award and the Leopold Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.

  • 331 Comments

  • More than enjoying, had to snail through it for four months Bad timing This shouldn t have been picked among the first books to read on cricket Many articles are scholarly.The best thing about the entire collection was the author s note towards the end describing how he picked these articles, and interestingly how he acquired and later re acquired these cricket books Any book collector will enjoy this part.10% of articles were highly interesting


  • I did not want it to end I had delayed it as much as possible, reading only article per day But like all good things, it has to end Shit One becomes too obsessed with cliches when you listen to Ravi Shastri from past three months The collection of the articles by great cricket writers like C.L.R James, Neville Cardus, Jack Fingleton, John Arlott, V.S Naipaul, Alan Ross, Ian Peebles and many is absolutely a treat for me I really wish writers nowadays should write like them rather than writing bo [...]


  • A fantastic collection of cricket pieces, but it leaves you wondering if it was that hard to find good pieces from towards the end of the 20th century.There are scores of chapters about cricket and cricketers from around 1885 to 1960, but the ones I could relate to were few and far between Wish there was about the cricket and cricketers I ve watched play Best of the lot for me was the 1996 World Cup final report.


  • Simply the best Cricket anthology and possibly the best sports book that I have ever read The Picador book of Cricket brings to life great cricketers, unknown but memorable characters, great matches and traces the evolution of the game through a great selection of writing A must read for every die hard Cricket fan


  • The Picador Book of Cricket this is Ramchandra Guha s utterly successful ploy of advertising text highlighters It is so beautifully informative that you would feel like adorning the complete book in fluorescent shades Basically, the book is divided into parts The first part describes Greatest Cricketers to have been on the ground of cricket trying to make full use of the most important 22 yards of their lives The author has very neutrally provided a selection of fabulous, scintillating accounts [...]


  • This book has resurrected the great tradition of cricket history a tradition dying among the young addicted to 20 20 baseball with a cricket bat.There are so many stories here that recall forgotten heroes As an Australian I was bought up on the legend of Bradman, and yet with ferocious prowess Walter Hammond scored 905 in the British tour of Australia in 1928 9, yet this hardly counts as Bradman would soon eclipse him Or the Black Bradman Sadly, that is often the lot of our sporting greats, ecli [...]


  • Ramachandra Guha has bought together the best some of the best writings of cricket authors, who introduce us to legends forgotten becuase of the curtain of time between them and us.A must read for anybody interested in knowing these past masters and their glories the writing itself is fantastic.


  • Good book Felt some of the essays weren t all that great, but a good book featuring essays by some of the greats like CLR James, Neville Cardus, Arlott Deals with a range of issues Cricket fans will enjoy it


  • Good fun for any fan of the game, especially those who take an interest in the history of it Makes you wish the daily articles in the sports section were as life like today as they were back then.


  • A collection of the best essays on cricket I wish there were essays included on modern cricketers so that it would be easier to relate.


  • A very good collection of essays and writings on Cricket Only thing is it is than obsessed with pre 1950s excepting Gary Sobers.


  • Ramachandra Guha does a mesmerizing work with this compelling edition of cricketing chronicles An indispensible read for any cricket afficionado


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