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

J. Henry Waugh immerses himself in his fantasy baseball league every night after work.
As owner of every team in the league, Henry is flush with pride in a young rookie who is pitching a perfect game. When the pitcher completes the miracle game, Henry's life lights up. But then the rookie is killed by a freak accident, and this"death" affects Henry's life in ways unimaginable. In a blackly comic novel that takes the reader between the real world and fantasy, Robert Coover delves into the notions of chance and power.

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ISBN-13: 9781590203118
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 258,752
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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