Barbaric Sport

Paperback $14.95

Verso | Jun 19, 2012 | 144 Pages | 5-1/10 x 7-4/5 | ISBN 9781844678594

  • Paperback$14.95

    Verso | Jun 19, 2012 | 144 Pages | 5-1/10 x 7-4/5 | ISBN 9781844678594

  • Ebook$14.95

    Verso | Apr 22, 2014 | 144 Pages | ISBN 9781844679133


“Marc Perelman has written a magnificent manifesto for all of us dedicated anti-Olympiads, revealing in compelling detail how sport, which has long been the opium of the people, is now the political and financial dirty business of the rulers as well.”—Terry Eagleton

“Excited about the Olympics? If not, this bolus of weaponised French spleen will be the perfect literary antidote.”—Steven Poole, Guardian

“Bracingly bilious counterblast against the new ‘planetary religion.’”—Independent

“The work of stirring polemic that all of us who were picked last for teams at school have been waiting for.”—Nick Lezard, Guardian

“A provocatively timed polemic that situates today’s mass sporting spectacle at the very heart of globalised capitalism.”—Rod Stanley, Dazed and Confused

“Perelman’s claim that sport “becomes the sole project of a society without projects” rings uncomfortably true as austerity-hit Britain prepares to host a lavish Olympics.”—Financial Times

“French journalist Marc Perelaman argues … ruthless[ly] … agaist an emerging kind of barbarism.”—Book News

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