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Mighty Casey: All American
     

Mighty Casey: All American

by Eugene C. Murdock
 

This entertaining but scholarly book is a study of the historical and literary record of Casey at the Bat. Eugene Murdock begins with the poem's 1888 publication and theatrical debut. He considers the lively debates over authorship, rivalry among players calling themselves Casey, and communities claiming to be Mudville. He then details the poem's literary impact.

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This entertaining but scholarly book is a study of the historical and literary record of Casey at the Bat. Eugene Murdock begins with the poem's 1888 publication and theatrical debut. He considers the lively debates over authorship, rivalry among players calling themselves Casey, and communities claiming to be Mudville. He then details the poem's literary impact. Murdock includes some seventy Casey poems by other writers, organizing them by subject: the pitcher who struck Casey out, Casey's redemption, parodies, an opera, and more. In conclusion, Murdock reviews the entire subject and comments on Casey's role in history and folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313240751
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/10/1984
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #7
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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