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During this period, and up until the mids, Jones struggled with alcoholism. He developed diabetes, and also suffered from depression.
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He remained on a lot of medication for the rest of his life, one of numerous biographical facts reflected in his fictional characters, who are among the most frequent pill poppers in literature.
Thom jones the pugilist at rest his alcohol addiction seemed to be the biggest factor in Jones being able to produce the stories he wrote in the early s. The narrator is thrown to the ground by the force of the blast.
From a distance, the narrator watches as North The entire section is words. I was twenty-seven years old, smoked two packs a day, was a borderline alcoholic. A very long time before, I had been the middleweight champion of the 1st Marine Division.
I had been a so-called war hero. I had been a recon Marine.
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But now I was a garrison Marine and in no kind of shape. He put me down almost immediately, and when I got up I was terribly afraid.
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- The Pugilist at Rest: Thoughts on Thom Jones' Boxing Masterpiece
I was tight and I could not breathe. It felt like he was hitting me in the face with a ball-peen hammer.
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It felt like he was busting light bulbs in my face. Rather than one opponent, I saw three.
I was convinced his gloves were loaded, and a wave of self-pity ran through me. I began to move. He made a mistake by expending a lot of energy trying to put me away quickly.
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My buddies were watching, and I had to give them a good show. While I was afraid, I was also exhilarated; I had not felt this alive since Vietnam.
I began to score with my left jab, and because of this I was able to withstand his bull charges and divert them. I thought he would throw his bolt, but in the beginning he was tireless.
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I must have hit him with four hundred left jabs. It got so that I could score at will, with either hand, but he would counter, trap me on the ropes, and pound.
He was the better puncher and was truly hurting me, but I was scoring, and as the fight went on the momentum shifted and I took over.