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eBook The Contender ePub

by Robert Lipsyte

  • ISBN: 0606025251
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Robert Lipsyte
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Demco Media (September 1, 1991)
  • ePub book: 1960 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1396 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 715

Description

The Contender is the debut novel by American author and sports journalist Robert Lipsyte. It was published in 1967.

The Contender is the debut novel by American author and sports journalist Robert Lipsyte. The book's plot centers on a black seventeen-year-old man named Alfred Brooks, a high school dropout living with Aunt Pearl and her three daughters in Harlem, New York City. He begins training at a boxing club as an alternative to drugs and gang membership.

Jock Culture glorifies the young, the strong and the beautiful, and Lipsyte, the would-be Chekhov, gets the tragic implications. That's why his columns, and this marvelous memoir, 'An Accidental Sportswriter,' are so affecting. -ann levin, associated press.

For my mother and father. AUNT PEARL’S HANDS were clenched and her eyes were wid. bout the Author. Other Books by Robert Lipsyte.

The book was interesting and fun to read I like the use of foreshadowing and I would really recommend it.

Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour

Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in that genre.

Lipsyte’s writing style enhances the substance of his story in The Contender. Lipsyte’s father was a school principal, his mother a teacher. He reveals Alfred’s life primarily through his own eyes. Lipsyte’s occasional similes and metaphors are particularly apt; his dialogue and imagery are powerfully effective. Character Analysis Lou Epstein.

He held Alfred’s arms, stepped on his toes, pounded his kidneys. Donatelli screamed, Break loose, push away, but Alfred’s arms were heavy, his legs glued to the canvas. Donatelli screamed, Break loose, push away, but Alfred’s arms were heavy, his legs glued to the canvas rled Donatelli. Water gurgled into his mouth as Alfred tried to think of an answer. Six hands moved over his body, the ice bag slapped against the back of his neck. The crowd was booing, but he didn’t care. If you want to see blood, he thought, go punch each other. He felt tired, his brain felt tired, his eyes were watering

This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in. .The Contender - Robert Lipsyte.

This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared.

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A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you do not know anything until you try

Comments

Blacknight Blacknight
The book was interesting and fun to read I like the use of foreshadowing and I would really recommend it.
Arador Arador
This is a great book. Fantastic for my students to read. Very motivational and true to life.
Ionzar Ionzar
I just started reading Robert Lipstye, and it’s clear that he knows how to write a story. The characters, buildup, and the conveying of the book’s themes made it really well put together. The first chapter was a bit slow though. I highly recommend it.
Brakora Brakora
Originally read this book in high school. Really good story, could be based on a true story.
Narim Narim
My 14 year old son had to read this for one of his summer reading books. He's not an avid reader and often complains about the book he's been assigned to read. The Contender, however, he really liked and said it was one of his favorites. He said it was a really good story. So for any parents with boys who don't love to read have your son try this one out.
Renthadral Renthadral
Son loves this book!
Agagamand Agagamand
my high schooler needed it for a summer report
My eight grade son is reading this book for school and reports that it is a great story. He recommends it!