Cover image for Imagining baseball : America's pastime and popular culture
Title:
Imagining baseball : America's pastime and popular culture
Author:
McGimpsey, David, 1962-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 194 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780253336965
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library GV867.64 .M34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

"... McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack (several of which are aimed at his beloved, and beleaguered, Montreal Expos). Literary baseball may be a drastically over-analyzed subject, but, like an overachieving rookie, McGrimpsey produces a far better book on it than one would have ever thought possible." --Louis Jacobson, Washington Post

"This is the most important critical book on baseball literature in many years." --Murray Sperber, author of Onward to Victory

From Field of Dreams to The Natural, from baseball cards to highbrow fiction, this book explores the place of baseball in American popular culture.


Author Notes

David McGimpsey currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Sugar Pops: Introducing Baseball Fiction
1 In the Big Inning: Baseball's Fixes
2 Green Fields, Young Berries and Piney Woods: The Pastoral Convention
3 Everybody Can Play (Except You): Baseball Fiction & Difference
4 Is That Good Enough for You, Pop?: The Generational Argument
Epilogue: Baseball's Fiction's Conclusion?
Work Cited

Google Preview