This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter robert lipsyte, the recipient of the margaret a edwards award for lifetime achievement in ya fiction, is the story of a young boxer in harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Robert michael lipsyte was born january 16, 1938, in new york, new york, the son of sidney i and fanny lipsyte he grew up in rego park, a neighborhood in queens lipsyte's father was a school principal, his mother a teacher. Transcript of the contender by: robert lipsyte alfred brooks is a high school dropout from new york city in the 1960s and has dragged himself into the wrong crowd his father left him and his mom passed away when he was younger, so he lives with his aunt pearl.
The contender online plot summary / notes cliff notes™, cliffs notes™, cliffnotes™, cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the john wiley publishing company thebestnotescom does not provide or claim to provide free cliff notes™ or free sparknotes. A short summary of robert lipsyte's the contender this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of the contender. The contender is a novel by robert lipsyte that was first published in 1967.
The contender summary the contender is a young adult novel by robert lipsyte in the novel, alfred brooks is a black 17-year-old high school dropout living in harlem in the mid-1960s. The contender by robert lipsyte and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. The contender is the debut novel by american author and sports journalist robert lipsyte it was published in 1967 it was published in 1967 the book's plot centers on a black seventeen-year-old man named alfred brooks, a high school dropout living with aunt pearl and her three daughters in harlem, new york city. The contender is a coming-of-age novel whose protagonist, a black seventeen-year-old high school dropout named alfred brooks, lives with his aunt pearl and her three daughters in harlem, a predominantly african american neighborhood in manhattan, new york city, in the mid-1960s alfred's father. Robert lipsyte is our best guide to the dramatic, wondrous, and ultimately all-absorbing culture of american sports brilliantly written and sharply articulated, this classic text is an insightful and important journey into the heart of american sports and by extension, american society --gay talese.
The contender by robert lipsyte, is one of my favorite books that i have read because it deals with real life situations, and a struggle to fight an addiction if you like a book that is slow paced with great meaning and life lessens, then this is the book for you. The contender (sparknotes literature guide) by robert lipsyte making the reading experience fun created by harvard students for students everywhere, sparknotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, fastergeared to what today's students need to know, sparknotes provides:chapter-by-chapter analysis. Robert lipsyte does a good job of describing the setting and what is going on in some of the fights that take place in the book i haven't read the first books in the series so i was kind of lost at the beginning but i started to follow the book a couple of pages in.
This detailed literature summary also contains quotes and a free quiz on the contender by robert lipsyte the contender is a young adult novel by robert lipsyte in the novel, alfred brooks is a black 17-year-old high school dropout living in harlem in the mid-1960s. Robert lipsyte lesson plans for the contender and other books robert lipsyte the author's official website the contender by robert lipsyte pre-reading and post-reading suggestions.
The contender by robert lipsyte is an exciting, action packed novel about alfred brooks, a black high school dropout from harlem, new york who lives with his aunt and works at a grocery store for a jewish family, the epsteins. Short plot / chapter summary (synopsis) the novel opens on a friday night in the home of alfred brooks, a seventeen-year-old black who lives in harlem with aunt pearl. The contender by robert lipsyte in epub, rtf, txt download e-book welcome to our site, dear reader all content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by us and international copyright laws. Robert michael lipsyte (born january 5, 1938) is an american sports journalist and author and former ombudsman for espnhe is a member of the board of contributors for usa today's forum page, part of the newspaper's opinion section.