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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

Baseball: The National Pastime in Art and Literature

$6.95
Book Details
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Published: 2001-04-01
  • Edition: 1st
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From Doris Kearns Goodwin's poignant reflections to Abbott and Costello -- "Bull Durham" to W.P. Kinsella -- baseball is embedded in the American psyche. Often used as a metaphor for life, it has inspired artists and novelists, humorists and playwrights.

Baseball: The National Pastime in Art and Literature brings together the most eloquent and artistic expressions of the game's magical hold on America. Here is the thoughtful prose of John Updike, Philip Roth, and Bernard Malamud; the profound inner worlds crafted by Stephen King and Eliot Asinof; the moving memoirs of Roger Kahn, Roger Angell, and David Halberstam; the humor of Mark Twain. And here are more than 100 artistic renderings -- paintings, drawings, sculpture, folk art, illustrations, and baseball ephemera gathered from museums and private collections.

Throughout, the focus is on the game. Here is baseball in its early days, from little league to the majors, unknowns to superstars. Each of the selections puts the reader on the field or in the stands, experiencing the thrills and rituals -- celebrating the full range of deeply personal experiences and emotions associated with this sport. A perfect gift for any fan.

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