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by Brian Glanville

Free eBook The Olympian download ISBN: 0436181053
Author: Brian Glanville
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd (July 1969)
Language: English
Pages: 310
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Size MP3: 1585 mb
Size FLAC: 1803 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: mobi doc txt lit


Glanville's beautifully portrayed relationship between runner Ike Low and the eccentric and charismatic coach Sam Dee has become a set piece in the tales of athletes: Rocky, Chariots of Fire, even Long Road to Boston owe a debt to this work. There are echoes of Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner as well.

Brian Lester Glanville (born 24 September 1931) is an English football writer and novelist. He was described by The Times as "the doyen of football writers-arguably the finest football writer of his-or any other-generation," and by American journalist Paul Zimmerman as "the greatest football writer of all time. The son of an Irish Jewish dentist, Glanville was educated at Charterhouse School, where he played football to a high standard.

Brian Glanville, novelist and journalist, is one of the best writers on football. He spent nearly thirty years as a football correspondent for the Sunday Times to which he is still a contributor

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Brian Glanville, novelist and journalist, is one of the best writers on football. He spent nearly thirty years as a football correspondent for the Sunday Times to which he is still a contributor. He has also written for The People as well as contributing obituaries of prominent players to The Guardian. Simon Barnes has said of him, 'Football has been better served than most sports with grown-up fiction, all of it from Brian Glanville, who has written some beautiful short stories and the classic Sixties period piece, The Rise of Gerry Logan.

Britain’s most respected football writer, Brian Glanville remains a unique and distinctive voice in the world of football journalism. Brian has written for World Soccer since 1962 and is the author of a number of books, including The Story of the World Cup. Wolves And Newcastle Pull Off Shocking Victories Brian Glanville. Glanville gives his thoughts on both Manchester sides losing this past weekend. Thoughts On England’s Win Over Bulgaria Brian Glanville. Glanville gives his thoughts on the national sides recent win during qualification

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The Olympian is Ike Low, a young Cockney miler who is taken up by the eccentric, dominating coach, Sam Dee and turned into a.

The Olympian is Ike Low, a young Cockney miler who is taken up by the eccentric, dominating coach, Sam Dee and turned into a world champion but at an immense human cost. The author himself writes, 'The Olympian can be read as an allegory, or as s straightforward story of an outstanding Cockney miler and his eccentric demanding coach. Ike Low, at the end, can be seen as a doomed Icarus, while the obsessional, deeply self-centred life of the international athlete has an almost Faustian quality.

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Broadcaster
Your either love it or hate it. This is not written in a traditional writing style, such as in first or third person. This is more of a documentary and the story is told from several character's perspectives. The story is complex and reads like a piece of literature that touches on different aspects of life.
luisRED
Quick delivery. Great price. Great book to add to any runners collection.
Dont_Wory
A fantastic book! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Really inspires you to grab life by the reigns and never let go
Delaath
Brian Glanville's novel about a young miler who rises from obscurity to become a world record holder, is both a good story and a difficult read. The book details Ike Low's running career from the time he is discovered by infamous British coach Sam Dee until the 1964 Olympics final six years later. Low's whole life revolves around running and training, and this becomes a problem when it comsumes his romances, emotional state, and general view of the world. He has a classic one track mind which does considerable harm to everyone around him. It is a very interesting story, particularly for serious runners who may be able to relate to his training and lifestyle, but it was a difficult one to read because Glanville is simply not the best writer out there. He tries to use three separate narrators to tell the story which is very confusing, particularly because they do not have distinct voices, rather they sounds the same and it often takes a while to realize whose viewpoint you are hearing at the time. Also, the charater development is not very good--you know enough about the characters, but they never seem to really become much more than two dimensional actors. It is a good book to add to a running library, but really not one that I would purchase for any other reason, including pleasure reading.