Friday, August 03, 2012

Forgotten Books: Champs and Bums -- Bucklin Moon, Editor

Recently there's been a little bit of a revival of interest in boxing fiction, so this little collection should find some readers even now. Like last week's "Forgotten Book," this one has no intros, no nothing -- other than the stories, of course.

Check out the ToC. Names that are very familiar to me are probably forgotten authors now. Saroyan used to be a staple in high school textbooks. Any bets that he's represented now? How about that John Huston? This might be the only anthology I own that has a story by him. The Hemingway story used to appear in a lot of anthologies, but even Hemingway is slipping away from us now, I think.

You could do a lot worse for your money than this anthology, and copies on the 'Net aren't all that expensive. If you like the Sweet Science, check it out.


  1. Saroyan's "Seventy Thousand Assyrians" still gets some play, but I suspect most of the rest, not so much.

  2. Way cool! Thx, Bill ... I'd missed this one. Have to find me a copy ...

  3. Great! The search begins. Thanks, Bill.