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The writers' game : baseball writing in America

Author: Richard Orodenker
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996.
Series: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 663.
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Richard Orodenker's The Writers' Game is a one-of-a-kind guide to the writers and player-writers whose voices have formed this unique subgenre of American literature. Surveying the vast body of nonfiction writing devoted to baseball and exploring the recurrent themes and myths that typify it, the book gives special attention to the familiar essay, the in-depth personal profile, and the memoir or autobiography, while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orodenker, Richard.
Writers' game.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996
(OCoLC)603906031
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Orodenker
ISBN: 080573998X 9780805739985
OCLC Number: 33358905
Description: xvii, 248 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The Great Conversation --
2. Matties and Rubes --
3. The National Myth --
4. Early Innings --
5. Ring Lardner's Diamond --
6. Ink by the Barrel --
7. The Heart of the Order --
8. Their Baseball --
9. A Few Kind Words and a Road Map --
10. The Boys Who Went Away --
11. The Year of the Plague --
12. The Twilight Era.
Series Title: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 663.
Responsibility: Richard Orodenker.

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Richard Orodenker's The Writers' Game is a one-of-a-kind guide to the writers and player-writers whose voices have formed this unique subgenre of American literature. Surveying the vast body of nonfiction writing devoted to baseball and exploring the recurrent themes and myths that typify it, the book gives special attention to the familiar essay, the in-depth personal profile, and the memoir or autobiography, while never skirting seminal works of baseball lore, whether early sports guide, dime novel, or oral history. The result is a dozen thematically arranged chapters that inspect the works of scores of writers - including Christy Mathewson, Stephen Crane, Donald Hall, Jim Bouton, Roger Angell, and Annie Dillard - and provide a thoroughly entertaining compendium of the history and culture of baseball. Enhancing the volume's usefulness are an introduction, notes and references, selected bibliography, and index.

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