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World Cup Hero

Ian Hamilton

‘The antitheses had been there all along but in July 1990, after Gascoigne’s World Cup triumph, they were given a new formulation.’

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton was a poet, editor and biographer. His books include A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold and Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography. He edited the Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Essays.

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