Ground Rules

Ground Rules : Baseball and Myth

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 31.75mm | 703g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252022262
  • 9780252022265

Table of contents

Introduction : baseball and myth -- The myth of the gap -- August Wilson's Fences and the art of bricolage -- Paths of glory : baseball, key narratives and the monomyth -- Mark Harris's Bang the drum slowly and the two stories - Dimensions of the fieldof play -- Going back to the mother-land : W. P. Kinsella's The Iowa baseball confederacy and William Kennedy's Ironweed -- A play on the fields of the gods : baseball, conversion, and crisis art -- Ecstasy and art in Eric Rolfe Greenberg's The celebrant -- Bernard Malamud's The natural in the wasteland -- Playing god, playing man : J. Henry Waugh in The house of joy -- Fathers and sons, blessings, and baseball's myth of atonement -- "Every inch a man" : the baseball dwarf -- Epilogue : the quest of aesthetics : baseball, bricolage, and the beautiful.show more

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