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Sportswriting helped Gay Talese hone his knack for storytelling

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Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 12:01 am

NEW YORK - What is it, Gay Talese is asking, about sports? It occupies a messy, emotional territory in which we embrace, and, just as easily, discard, heroes. "It's not just losing the game," Talese reflects, voice etched with the soft syllables of southern New Jersey, where he was born in 1932. "You lose the game enough, or get knocked out enough, you lose your job."

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