Friday, December 04, 2009

boxing day...

I stumbled across Katherine Dunn the other day. Don't remember what I was looking for when I did so. Dunn is best known as the author of Geek Love. Haven't read it. I have it on hold at the library now.

That's not why I mention Dunn, though.

Dunn is also known as an essayist on boxing. What I stumbled across was her essay "Imagine a Square". I read it and wanted more. I found "Defending Tyson", which was written after Mike Tyson bit the ear of Evander Holyfield. The Tyson episode makes some good points, but is a bit over the top at the same time.

I also ran across a recent interview with Dunn regarding her love of boxing and her new book of essays, One Ring Circus.

I'm just fascinated.

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