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Geltner, Ted

Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,715 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.R46, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ted Geltner
Last king of the sports page : the life and career of Jim Murray by Ted Geltner( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of the renowned sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2010, Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a visit to Harry Crews and ask the legendary author if he would be willing to be the subject of a literary biography. His health rapidly deteriorating, Crews told Geltner he was on board and would even sit for interviews and tell his stories one last time. "Ask me anything you want, bud," Crews said. "But you'd better do it quick." The result is Blood, Bone, and Marrow, the first full-length biography of one of the most unlikely figures in twentieth-century American literature, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction. With books such as Scar Lover, Body, and Naked in Garden Hills, Crews opened a new window into southern life, focusing his lens on the poor and disenfranchised, the people who skinned the hogs and tended the fields, the "grits," as Crews affectionately called his characters and himself. He lived by a code of his own design, flouting authority and baring his soul, and the stories of his whiskey-and-blood-soaked lifestyle created a myth to match any of his fictional creations. His outlaw life, his distinctive voice and the context in which he lived combine to form the elements of a singularly compelling narrative about an underappreciated literary treasure."--Publisher's description
Last King of the Sports Page: The Life and Career of Jim Murray (Jim Murray) by Ted Geltner( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary Journalism at Sports Illustrated : Dan Jenkins, Frank Deford and Roy Bount, Jr. by Ted Geltner( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: This thesis will examine the work of the writers Dan Jenkins, Frank Deford and Roy Blount, Jr., primarily at Sports Illustrated in the 1960s and '70s, and, secondarily, after they moved on and made their mark in fiction, essay and commentary. Each of these writers influenced American journalism in a profound way, through innovation and experimentation, and each will be evaluated in comparison to those writers of their generation that are credited with developing the journalistic style known as Literary Journalism. This project will define each writer s unique and important contribution to journalism and to modern literature. Sports Illustrated, which reached its peak of creativity and financial success during the time of these writers' rise to fame, played a vital role in the growth and development of Jenkins, Deford and Blount. This thesis will place the writers' work in the context of the growth of a magazine that was at the time considered by many the finest weekly publication in America. In conclusion, this thesis will show that great journalism was being produced at a magazine devoted to sports, and these three writers used the vast subject of sports in America to create journalism that left an indelible mark on both their contemporaries and on writers of future generations
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Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.04 for Last king ... to 0.92 for Last King ...)

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