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The Thrill of the Grass
     

The Thrill of the Grass

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by W. P. Kinsella
 

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No one can write about baseball with the same brilliant combination of mysticism and realism as W. P. Kinsella. Lovers of the game and lovers of fine writing will thrill to the range of the eleven stories that make up this new collection.

From the magical conspiracy of the title story, to the celestial prediction in The Last Pennant Before Armageddon, to

Overview

No one can write about baseball with the same brilliant combination of mysticism and realism as W. P. Kinsella. Lovers of the game and lovers of fine writing will thrill to the range of the eleven stories that make up this new collection.

From the magical conspiracy of the title story, to the celestial prediction in The Last Pennant Before Armageddon, to the desolation of The Baseball Spur, Kinsella explores the world of baseball and makes it, miraculously, a microcosm of the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140073867
Publisher:
Penguin Canada
Publication date:
04/28/1985
Series:
Penguin Short Fiction Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) is best-known as the author of the novel Shoeless Joe, whose romantic baseball magical realism was adapted into the beloved movie Field of Dreams. In addition to many other baseball-themed works, he also wrote collections of poetry and several works of nonfiction. He will always be remembered for adding the phrase "If you build it, they will come" to the popular imagination. He died in 2016.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 25, 1935
Date of Death:
September 16, 2016
Place of Birth:
Edmonton, Alberta
Education:
University of Victoria
Website:
http://wpkinsella.com

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Thrill of the Grass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book it was one of the great W.P. Kinsellas many novels i plan to read more of his books in the future i suggest for any baseball fan to read this book i think that you will enjoy it greatly as i did
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touches the essence of what baseball is about, and how it is mystically tied to life. Great Short stories