Fat City (novel)
Fat City is a novel by Leonard Gardner published in 1969. Though the only novel he published, its prestige has grown considerably since its publication to critical acclaim from the likes of Joan Didion and Walker Percy among others. The book is widely considered a classic of boxing fiction.
Famous quotes containing the words fat and/or city:
“The poet is he that hath fat enough, like bears and marmots, to suck his claws all winter. He hibernates in this world, and feeds on his own marrow.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Notice how he has numbered the blue veins
in my breast. Moreover there are ten freckles.
Now he goes left. Now he goes right.
He is building a city, a city of flesh.
Hes an industrialist.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)