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The Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Essays presented at the 2008 and 2009 conferences are published in the present work. Topics covered include religion; class and racial dichotomies in the literature of cricket and baseball; re-reading The Natural in the 21st century; the feminist movement; Don DeLillo's Game 6; baseball in Seinfeld; Robert B. Parker; Harry Stein's Hoopla; Negro league owner Tom Wilson's impact on Nashville; Major League Baseball's postwar boom; and overwrought baseball editorials, among others.Conference founder Peter Carino is well-qualified to write on the scholarly viability of baseball, and in his essay a€œBaseball Studies: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?a€ he portrays baseball as a topic constantly at the margins of, anbsp;...

Author: Ronald E. Kates, Warren Tormey
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-02-01

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