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Seeking the perfect game : baseball in American literature

Author: Cordelia Candelaria
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
Series: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Candelaria offers a probing analysis of the progression from allegory and romanticism in the earliest baseball fiction to the realism, irony, and solipism of contemporary narrative.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Candelaria, Cordelia.
Seeking the perfect game.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989
(OCoLC)556926513
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cordelia Candelaria
ISBN: 0313254656 9780313254659
OCLC Number: 19517425
Description: x, 165 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I: Baseball from ritual to fiction --
Genesis --
American development --
Baseball fiction: definitions --
Local color and early baseball fiction --
Part II: Emergence of a metaphor --
Heroes --
Fallen Casey --
or, the tragedy of Humpty Dumpty --
Ring leader and others --
Later pulp fiction --
Baseball movies: a footnote --
Part III: Literary fungoes --
Allusions to baseball in major works --
The ironists --
The pastoralists --
Part IV: Educing the myth --
The Natural (Bernard Malamud) --
The Río Loja ringmaster (Lamar Herrin) --
Part V: Establishing the metonym --
The Henry "author" Wiggen books (Mark Harris) --
The resurrection of Babe Ruth (John Alexander Graham and Jay Neugeborne) --
Part IV: Baseball fiction, the perfect game --
The universal baseball association, Inc., J Henry Waugh, prop. (Robert Coover) The great American novel (Philip Roth).
Series Title: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 24.
Responsibility: Cordelia Candelaria.

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