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Robert Lipsyte

Autor/a de The Contender

31+ obres 2,393 Membres 62 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Robert Lipsyte is a legendary sports reporter, award-winning young adult novelist and an outspoken critic of the sports world. Lipsyte has often expressed his controversial opinion that the nation's fixation on competitive athletics is detrimental. He feels that sports should be recreational, not mostra'n més an industry that offers the often false hope of stardom. As a young reporter, Lipsyte covered boxing for The New York Times. He drew on this background for his first book, "The Contender" (1967), a highly acclaimed coming-of-age story in which an orphaned teenager matures through the training discipline of boxing. In 1971, Lipsyte left the Times to concentrate on writing books. His other sports books for young people include "Free To Be Muhammad Ali" (1978) and the "Superstar Lineup" series documenting the lives of famous sports heroes. The author's other novels for adolescents include the semi-autobiographical "Fifties Trilogy: One Fat Summer" (1977), "Summer Rules" (1981) and "Summerboy" (1982). Lipsyte has also written for adults in such books as "SportsWorld: An American Dreamland" (1975) and for television, notably "Saturday Night With Howard Cosell". He received an Emmy Award for hosting the PBS show "The Eleventh Hour"" (1990). Robert Michael Lipsyte was born January 16, 1938 in New York City and earned an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia in 1959. He has been a radio commentator, a television news correspondent, and a journalism teacher. He successfully fought cancer in the late 1970's. Lipsyte's career has come full circle; he once again is writing a sports column for The New York Times and books for young adults. "The Chief" (1993) is the long-awaited sequel to "The Contender". (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Robert Lipsyte

The Contender (1967) 1,040 exemplars
Raiders Night (2006) 197 exemplars
The Brave (1991) 158 exemplars
Yellow Flag (2007) 125 exemplars
The Chief (2004) 87 exemplars
Warrior Angel (2003) 70 exemplars
Center Field (2010) 67 exemplars
The Chemo Kid (1992) 34 exemplars
The Twinning Project (1750) 34 exemplars
The Summerboy (1982) 21 exemplars

Obres associades

nigger: an autobiography (1964) 510 exemplars
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Col·laborador — 247 exemplars
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (2008) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court (2011) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
Ultimate Sports (1995) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Within Reach: Ten Stories (1993) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage (2011) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1938-01-16
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Closter, New Jersey, USA
Professions
sports journalist
author
Relacions
Lipsyte, Sam (son)
Premis i honors
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2001)

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Loved this book as a teenager. A nice coming of age book.
 
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cocoabutter88 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 19, 2021 |
 
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lcslibrarian | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Aug 13, 2020 |
 
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lcslibrarian | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Aug 13, 2020 |
Quick and easy read that is enjoyable and provides a good message. Through hard work and determination, the main character Alfred (literally) fights his way to the top and along the way, learns more about the world and himself from his trainer Donatelli.
 
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dbaltrus20 | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Nov 8, 2018 |

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Obres
31
També de
8
Membres
2,393
Popularitat
#10,725
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
62
ISBN
160
Llengües
1

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