Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture

Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture

by David McGimpsey
     
 

"... McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack (several of which are aimed at his beloved, and beleaguered, Montreal Expos). Literary baseball may be a drastically over-analyzed subject, but, like an overachieving rookie, McGrimpsey produces a far better book on it than one would have ever thought possible."

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"... McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack (several of which are aimed at his beloved, and beleaguered, Montreal Expos). Literary baseball may be a drastically over-analyzed subject, but, like an overachieving rookie, McGrimpsey produces a far better book on it than one would have ever thought possible." —Louis Jacobson, Washington Post

"This is the most important critical book on baseball literature in many years." —Murray Sperber, author of Onward to Victory

From Field of Dreams to The Natural, from baseball cards to highbrow fiction, this book explores the place of baseball in American popular culture.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253336965
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Sugar Pops: Introducing Baseball Fiction
1. In the Big Inning: Baseball’s Fixes
2. Green Fields, Young Berries and Piney Woods: The Pastoral Convention
3. Everybody Can Play (Except You): Baseball Fiction & Difference
4. Is That Good Enough for You, Pop?: The Generational Argument
Epilogue: Baseball’s Fiction’s Conclusion?
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Indiana University Press

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