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Marino lands full-page Times review

By David Gonnerman '90
October 5, 2010

Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino recently landed a full-page review of a new collection of Gay Talese's sportswriting from 1948 to 2006, The Silent Season of a Hero, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

"In a time when celebrity, scandal and the number of Web hits seem to determine what gets covered and what remains hidden," Marino writes, "it is refreshing to encounter Talese’s quiet reportage on the likes of a boxing timekeeper, a blacksmith for horse shows and a dentist who makes mouthpieces for professional athletes.

"Many of these calmly told tales carry an enormous emotional punch. This power is doubly amazing because, for all the intimacy Talese establishes with his subjects, he maintains a Sinatra-like cool detachment."

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