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Hugh McIlvanney: sportswriter who went beyond the game to seek a higher truth of the human condition

Citation
Haynes R (2019) Hugh McIlvanney: sportswriter who went beyond the game to seek a higher truth of the human condition. The Conversation. 25.01.2019. https://theconversation.com/hugh-mcilvanney-sportswriter-who-went-beyond-the-game-to-seek-a-higher-truth-of-the-human-condition-110541

Abstract
First paragraph: Among all the tributes to the celebrated sports journalist Hugh McIlvanney, who has died aged 84, you will find one recurring theme: that in his work, the Scots-born reporter, writer and broadcaster transcended his genre. Greater by far than his renowned and extensive contact book, his insights based on a decades-long love of sport or his ability to get close to the sporting greats, was his ability – when writing about one sport or another – to impart some greater truth about the human condition.

Keywords
football; boxing; sports; sports journalism; UK journalism; Muhammad Ali;

Type of mediaThe Conversation
StatusPublished
Author(s)Haynes, Richard
Publication date25/01/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28696
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…condition-110541
Place of publicationLondon
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