This is the sound of a band welding dancefloor pugilism
onto crafted sonic sculpture, which sets the bar high for themselves, with amazing tracks like "Forrest Gump," co-written with Strokes front-man Julian Casablancas, "Circles," with its Who-ish keyboard and apparently existential lyrics and standout lead single "2 Hearts.
Actually, Driver is reminiscent of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle - not just because he's a competent but angry driver, but because he's a ne'er do well using his gift for pugilism
to do good for once.
As Hemingway soon realized, Paris was a far better place to indulge his penchant for pugilism
than Chicago, where professional boxing remained illegal except in private clubs.
Hearn's passion for pugilism
, backed up by a considerable investment in talent, combine to suggest Matchroom is in it for the long haul.
Unlike mainstream pugilism
, fighters can win by not only knocking out their opponent, but also by catching them in checkmate.
Liebling--a World War II correspondent, gourmand, and pugilism
devotee who wrote about all three memorably--was the kind of writer whose every essay is littered with dazzling descriptions; he watches a fighter descend to the canvas "as heavily as suet pudding upon the unaccustomed gastric system.
A mixture of political pugilism
and fairly uneventful sex, the main story involves the cliched relationship between Valerie, a workingclass publisher-turnedalcoholic housewife, and Isla, a stupid girl who can't see she's being played like a Stradivarius, is galling.
Another paradox of the era is that the male nude is, of course, rhapsodized in Fascist art--even if the sexual overtones of the new classical style are often masked within the "manly" theme of sports, Olympian competition, and pugilism
, distant echoes of the ancient gymnasiums and the Panhellenic games.
Fighters & Writers, a new book from Mongrel Empire Press, examines writers' long-standing fascination with pugilism
from multiple angles.
sink in the public estimation to the level of pugilism
Yet Holmes has the body of a lithe athlete, the skills of a gymnast and the pugilism
of a world champion.
The poet thus enters an august tradition, for the connection between pugilism
and poetry goes back to Homer and has never since stopped yielding verse.
Egan, Pierce 1812 [19761 Boxiana or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism
from the Days of the Renowned James Figg and Jack Broughton to the Heroes of the Later Milling Era Jack Scroggins and Tom Hickman, The Folio Society, London (originally published in five volumes between 1812 and 1829).
Against the backdrop of a fascinating social history of Regency prize fighting, the 1820 trial of Queen Caroline, and theories of mass circulation, McCutcheon reads the self-revelatory digressions on Sarah Walker in "The Fight" as a calculated, if inappropriate, commoditizing of personal confessional in the popular cultural markets of "prostitution and pugilism
The trouble, finally, is that Kahan finds it hard to detach himself from the glamour of his subject, whether in pugilism
, American travels or green-room conquests.