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Where is the truth about baseball to be found? In nostalgic stories of the timeless bond woven between fathers and sons on the ball field? Or in stinging exposes about manipulative owners, abusive coaches, and greedy players?<P>Extra Innings tackles the question of how writing about baseball has shaped our understanding and misunderstanding of the national pastime. In a series of astute reflections on baseball histories, biographies, personal reminiscences, and fiction, Richard Peterson explores the shifting balance of romance and fact in standard baseball histories, offers a lively discussion of baseball fiction, and assesses the realism of postmodern baseball writing. He discusses the influence of Jackie Robinson on the serious baseball novel and the reluctance of baseball fiction to treat race issues realistically. He also surveys baseball fleeting appearances in the literary canon and suggests a "top nine" reading list for the baseball aficionado.<P>Slicing away the myths and distortions of baseball's bizarre history, Extra Innings travels the course from the sport's rowdy early days to its contentious present. Somewhere between baseball as business and baseball as religion lies the truth of a game that remains, despite its tarnish, regenerative and redemptive.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-165) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252069604
Foreword:
Asinof, Eliot
Author:
Asinof, Eliot
Foreword by:
Asinof, Eliot
Foreword:
Asinof, Eliot
Author:
Peterson, Richard
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Baseball stories, American
Subject:
Baseball in literature.
Subject:
American literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sport and Society
Series Volume:
104-4.
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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