Hockey: High Culture versus Low Culture
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This paper reviews Brian Fawcett's short story about a poet who plays for the Leafs, a Canadian hockey team. According to the paper, the story neatly summarizes the divide between cultural aesthetes who consider hockey players inarticulate jocks and the working-class fans who idolize those same hockey players. Additionally, the paper notes that the media often shapes our perceptions about the sport and the people in it.
From the Paper:"On the back cover of Brian Fawcett's book, My Career with the Leafs & Other Stories, Rick Salutin writes: "This must be Canadian heaven - poets get to be hockey players and hockey players write poems". That simple statement, in a nut-shell, captures how a lot of self-proclaimed elites in Canada see hockey and the people who play it; in other words, they tend to hold such people in, if not contempt, then certainly at arm's-length. With that in mind, the following paper will argue that Fawcett's short story about a poet who plays for the Leafs neatly summarizes the divide between cultural aesthetes who consider hockey players inarticulate jocks and the..."
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