The Resource The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling, bDavid Shoemaker, aka "The Masked Man."

The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling, bDavid Shoemaker, aka "The Masked Man."

Label
The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling
Title
The squared circle
Title remainder
life, death, and professional wrestling
Statement of responsibility
bDavid Shoemaker, aka "The Masked Man."
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Language
eng
Summary
A breakthrough examination of professional wrestling--its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact--that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal. The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker's writing for both Deadspin, where he started the column 'Dead Wrestler of the Week'--a feature on the many wrestling superstars who died too young because of the abuse they subjected their bodies to--and Grantland, where he covers the pro-wrestling world and its place in the pop culture mainstream. Shoemaker's sports writing has since struck a nerve with generations of wrestling fans who, like him, grew up worshiping a sport often derided as 'fake' in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestling superstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens through which they learned to see the world. Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of pro wrestling in America through the present day, The Squared Circle is the first book to acknowledge both the sport's broader significance and wrestling fans' keen intellect and sense of irony. Divided into eras, each section offers a snapshot of the wrestling world, profiles some of the period's preeminent wrestlers, and examines the sport's influence on our broader culture. Through the brawling, bombast, and bloodletting, Shoemaker argues that pro wrestling can teach us about the nature of performance, audience, and, yes, art. Full of unknown history, humor, and self-deprecating reminiscence--but also offering a compelling look at the sport's rightful place in pop culture--The Squared Circle is the book that legions of wrestling fans have been waiting for. In it, Shoemaker teaches us to look past the spandex and body slams to see an art form that can explain the world
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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N$T
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Shoemaker, David
Dewey number
796.812
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not applicable
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LC call number
GV1195
LC item number
.S46 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by R. C. Bray
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bray, R. C.
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  • Wrestling
  • Wrestling
  • GAMES / Gambling / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports
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adult
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not applicable
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The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling, bDavid Shoemaker, aka "The Masked Man."
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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ocn861232968
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482928884
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(electronic audio bk.)
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computer
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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(OCoLC)861232968
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Label
The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling, bDavid Shoemaker, aka "The Masked Man."
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861232968
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482928884
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)861232968
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not applicable
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