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Stroke of genius : Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket, Gideon Haigh

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Stroke of genius : Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket
Title
Stroke of genius
Title remainder
Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Haigh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today Victor Trumper is, literally, a legend - revered for deeds lost in time, a hallowed name from the golden era from before the moving image began to dictate memories and Bradman reset the records. In life, Trumper was Australia's first world beater - at his peak just after Federation, he was not just a cricketer but an artist of the bat, the genius of a new era, a symbol of what Australia could be. Crowds flocked to his club matches, English supporters cheered him on in Tests, and at his early funeral in 1915 - even amidst the grief of war - mourners choked the streets of Sydney. Trumper lives on, not just as the name of a stand at the SCG, or a park near his former home ground. He lives in an image that captures him mid-stroke: a daring player's graceful advance into the unknown, alive with intent and controlled abandon. Reproduced countless times in cricket books and pavilions around the world, it conjures an era, an attitude - cricket's first imaginings of itself - and encapsulates the timeless beauty of sport like none other. If Trumper is a legend, George Beldam's 'Jumping Out' has become an icon. But that image has almost paradoxically obscured the story of its subject. Man and photograph have entranced Gideon Haigh since childhood, and in Stroke of Genius he explores both the real Victor Trumper and the process of his iconography. Together they inspired a profound moral and aesthetic revaluation of the game, and changed the way we think about cricket, art and Australia. In this inventive, fresh and compelling work of history, Haigh reveals how Trumper, and Beldam's incarnation of his brilliance, are at the intersection of sport and art, history and timelessness, reality and myth."
Biography type
individual biography
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10554443
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Haigh, Gideon
Dewey number
796.358092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Trumper, Victor
  • Cricket players
  • Cricket
Target audience
adult
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Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket
Label
Stroke of genius : Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket, Gideon Haigh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Stroke of genius : Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket, Gideon Haigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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