The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.

by Robert Coover
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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. by Robert Coover

His name is J. Henry Waugh. He eats delicatessen, drinks in a neighborhood bar, picks up B-girls, and likes country music. But he has one strange obsession. He has devised a baseball game whose every action is determined by a throw of the dice. He is the nighttime proprietor of the Universal Baseball Association, its master and its slave. Robert Coover uses baseball and its almost perfect balance between offense and defense to explore the texture of American life and myth. In doing so, he has created a comic masterpiece.

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ISBN-13: 9780452252806
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1971
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert Coover is widely regarded as one of America's most influential living writers, author of some fifteen groundbreaking books of fiction, including Pricksongs & Descants, The Public Burning, and most recently Ghost Town. Coover has for the past decade been teaching experimental courses in hypertext and multimedia narrative at Brown University. His 1992 essay on hypertext in the New York Times Book Review, "The End of Books," galvanized electronic literature fans around the world.

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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was long out of print and hard-to-find but back in the '70's I found a copy and nearly busted a gut many times laughing my way through this. It may have been more relevant to me at the time as I was an avid Stratomatic baseball card-game addict. Any rotisserie-league baseball (or probably any sport) fan can identify with this book. The book deals with the pathetic life of an individual who develops a game similar to APBA or Stratomatic. However, he creates fictional players, complete with biographies and personalities. Not only that, he creates post-game interviews, next-day newspaper reviews of the game, the whole pseudo-reality works. If you've ever played with fantasy teams or thought about it, READ THIS BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Practitioners of the somewhat odd practice of tabletop baseball simulation will love the story of Henry, a old accountant who becomes comsumed by his creation, a paper and dice league called the Universal Baseball Association. Tremendous.
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