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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Southpaw is a story about coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond. Lefthander Henry Wiggen, six feet three, a hundred ninety-five pounds, and the greatest pitcher going, grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, and the sports page—and himself, too—all at once. Written in Henrys own words, this exuberant, funny novel follows his eccentric course from bush league to the World Series. Although Mark Harris loves and writes tellingly about the pleasures of baseball, his primary subject has always been the human condition and the shifts of mortal men and women as they try to understand and survive what life has dealt them.
 
This new Bison Books edition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Southpaw. In his introduction to this edition, Mark Harris discusses the genesis of the novel in his own life experience. Also available in Bison Books editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever, and A Ticket for a Seamstitch, the other three volumes in the Henry Wiggen series.

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Mark Harris (1922-2007).

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ISBN:
9780803273375
Introduction:
Harris, Mark
Publisher:
Bison Books
Introduction by:
Harris, Mark
Introduction:
Harris, Mark
Author:
Harris, Mark
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Left- and right-handedness
Subject:
Baseball stories
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Pitchers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Bison Books ed.
Edition Description:
Bison Books
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.85 lb

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