Posts Tagged: Soccer

War Narratives #8: Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

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Schultz enables readers to see past their own perspectives and empathize with both the Afghan child and the American war widow.

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The Rumpus Interview with Sean Wilsey

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Sean Wilsey discusses his latest book of essays, More Curious, being David Foster Wallace’s neighbor, the healing power of the American road trip, and the difference between writing fiction and memoir.

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World Cup Slaves: A Rumpus Roundup

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Earlier today, the United States Attorney General charged 14 FIFA officials with 47 counts of corruption, racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. FIFA is the international association that oversees football (soccer), including the World Cup. Pundits have already begun to ponder what these corruption charges mean for upcoming World Cups in Russia (2018) and Qatar […]

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Soccer to the Rescue?

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At The Atlantic, Rumpus contributor Chris Feliciano Arnold looks at efforts to draw Major League Soccer to Tucson, Arizona and wonders whether building a community around the game can be a healing force in a region “facing one of the most tumultuous periods in its history.”

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Transcendent Passes

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Aleksandar Hemon writes about finding a way to play soccer after moving to the States, the characters on his team, and most importantly, this: “…The moment of transcendence that might be familiar to those who practise sports with other people; the moment, arising from the chaos of the game, when all your team mates occupy […]

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Pump-up Poetry

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How do you pump up before a game? Cheer? Chant? Talk some smack to the rival team? Or…do you read poetry? Bruno Biri, the coach of the French women’s national soccer team, finds his source of inspiration in literature, poetry and music.  Who knew that the words of a 17th century French poet such as […]

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