Musings & Meditations

On Boxing

Posted in Books by Pam Keesey on December 13, 2007

Men and women with no personal or class reason for feeling anger are inclined to dismiss the emotion, if not piously condemn it, in others. Why such discontent? why such unrest? why so strident? Yet this world is conceived in anger — and in hatred, and in hunger — no less than it is conceived in love: that is one of the things that boxing is about. It is so simple a thing it might be overlooked.

— Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing

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