Many have tried to persuade Eric Cantona to write his autobiography. He never will. Philippe Auclair has interviewed every key player in Cantona’s life to. Buy Cantona Main Market by Philippe Auclair (ISBN: ) from Start reading Cantona: The Rebel Who Would Be King on your Kindle in under a . Most people would agree that a great biography of Eric Cantona could never be written by a British writer. The task required a sophisticated.
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Still, tje only a small problem as the accounts of all the other seasons are excellent. Auclair, a French football writer based for many years in England, spent three years researching the book, conducting interviews and synthesizing the results into a compelling narrative, occasionally interrupted by typically Gallic appearances by the author himself. Critically, I’m sure that ‘Cantona’ will divide opinions on him more than ever and might even surprise the most ardent fan of the Frenchman.
A terrific account of the career of a footballing genius and an unmissable read for any fan of Cantona or Man. Auclair is ,ing handed about Cantona’s strengths and his accompanying weaknesses, his skewering of the mob reaction to Cantona’s attack on Matthew Simmonds at Selhurst Park is one of the stronger passages of the book, as is a section towards the end when Auclair examines how carefully calibrated ,ing rebel image given the commercial revenue it earned him.
Ragnar Liaskar rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In most ways, I was really impressed by the book – it cantoan me lots that I didn’t qould about his time as a footballer and I particularly enjoyed the second half or so, about the time spent in England playing for Leeds and Manchester United.
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United had not won the title since What we get here is a thoroughly researched, calm and sensitive look at kign life of a man who ge adored in the red half of Manchester to this day. The Rebel Who Would be King. Brough’s guide to racing a winner. Apr 03, Priyank Acharya rated it really liked it.
Retrieved from ” http: Very few people truely know or understand Eric Cantona, a man as elusive as he is brilliant, but this book comes closer than any to explaining the motives and ambitions of the gallic genius. Couldnt finish it even containing less than pages, mainly because of the very long paragraphs which made the read boring and the story hard to follow. Good biography of an unusual character.
My only issue with the last part of the book is that it skims over his last season very quickly. The author comprehensively and convincingly rubbishes the ghosted earlier autobiography — in which Cantona himself seems to have had little interest — and establishes this book as the likeliest text on which future historians of the game may base their judgment of this extraordinary man. Of the part I had the endurance to read, got one or two good anedoctes, the rest were endless senten Cantona is a very interesting character but this book certainly isn’t.
If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Monday 31 December The accounts of his first seasons of his time in England are brilliant – mostly done game by game, referring to bee like Kevin Keegan’s famous “I would love it if we beat them” rant and other classic 90’s moments. Oliver Brown Jimmy Greaves deserves better from a game he served with distinction.
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Well, first of all, Goodreads’ page count for this hardback edition is out by nearly as there are pages, rather than the it tells me there are. Oliver Brown Adam Johnson is an emblem of football’s broken soul. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. A blank stone, because what I would like to leave behind me is the sentiment of a great mystery. Jan 26, Andrew Eho rated it liked it Shelves: Eric Cantona — legend, maverick, troubled artist or just plain trouble — never saw a need to make a distinction between the two.
More than just a sports story, it was a pleasure to read both from revisiting the whho talent and events I followed in the 90s and the interesting cultural issues that existed at the time Utd, the fortunes of both clubs changed dramatically and it’s not hard to see that Cantona’s transfer had a big part to play in this.
Jan 04, Richard Leeming rated it liked it. Aug 13, Luke rated it really liked it. The Rebel Who Would Be King leading French football journlist Philippe Auclair has interviewed over key protagonists in Cantona’s career, searching for the man behind the myth.
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I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup inand the poetry of the young Rimbaud’ – Eric Cantona.
That partnership might have been magical but the Frenchman had given his word he would sign for his hometown club. So much more depth than the typical football bio.
Overall, this is a definitive read on Eric Cantona.