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eBook Hockey Dreams : Memories of a Man Who Couldn't Play ePub

by David Adams Richards

  • ISBN: 0385256485
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: David Adams Richards
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (1997)
  • ePub book: 1907 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1984 kb
  • Other: lit mbr lrf lrf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 460

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Richards, David Adams, 1950–. Hockey dreams : memories of a man who couldn’t play. eISBN: 978-0-307-36381-7.

Richards, David Adams, 1950–. 2. Richards, David Adams, 1950– I. Title. C3R53 2001 79. 62′0971 C2001-930658-X. To the memory of Kevin Casey, who always knew why the. puck was dropped.

by David Adams Richards. With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul. The lyrical narrative of "Hockey Dreams" flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the globalization of hockey, and how Canadians react to the threat of foreigners beating us at "our" game.

David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian writer and member of the Canadian Senate. Hockey Dreams: Memories of a Man Who Couldn't Play (1996). Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi (1998, winner of the 1998 Governor General's Award). Extraordinary Canadians: Lord Beaverbrook (2008).

You can read book Hockey Dreams by David Adams Richards in our library for absolutely free. He wanted to play hockey. And if it wasn’t going to happen he would become a pathological delusionist. He would tell people Gordie Howe phoned him or he was over talking to the coach - who wanted him to become a scout for the team. Stafford had all kinds of plans such as this, back in 1961, and he was no more deluded than most of us.

memories of a man who couldn't play. by David Adams Richards. Published September 1, 1996 by Doubleday Canada. David Adams Richards.

Comments

Ironrunner Ironrunner
Richards reveals all those things which we thought nobody else had ever reflected upon. Could an American possibly enjoy this book? I'm not sure. But every Canadian who once was young, and who perhaps scooped mounds of snow, in a transe of fantasy, off a bumpy ice surface into the dark hours of once endless days, will appreciate this book like the game itself; the merciless joy of unhindered potential for our imagined years to come, and our mission to reach our potential until reality sinks in, will occupy your every shift, deek, and goal (or assist, for that matter). And this, from a 19 year old reader--just a reminder to Richards: though times have changed, they have ever remained the same (kids still play hockey, but then, maybe it isn't the same after all).
Contancia Contancia
Richards makes a distinct comment about Canada in Hockey Dreams. He shows that he is a true Canadian, and is not one of those people who like to think of themselves as intellectuals that are above the game of hockey. Hockey is deep rooted in this country, and though it is true that it will never be the same, we still catch glimpses of its true spirit now and again. Richards has caught the spirit of the game and put it on paper. His is a remarkable feat considering that most of us can't even describe the game sufficiently in words. This is a must read for all people who consider themselves true Canadians.
In all of my eighteen years, I've never read a more accurate description of my game and its meaning.