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Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

Author : John Updike
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UnderWords

Author : University of Delaware Press
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Don DeLillo's 1997 masterwork Underworld, one of the most acclaimed and long-awaited novels of the last twenty years, was immediately recognized as a landmark novel, not only in the long career of one of America's most distinguished novelists but also in the ongoing evolution of the postmodern novel. Vast in scope, intricately organized, and densely allusive, the text provided an immediate and engaging challenge to readers of contemporary fiction. This collection of thirteen essays brings together new and established voices in American studies and contemporary American literature to assess the place of this remarkable novel not only within the postmodern tradition but within the larger patterns of American literature and culture as well. By seeking to place the novel within such a context, this lively collection of provocative readings offers a valuable guide for both students and scholars of the American literary imagination.

Ted Williams

Author : Lawrence Baldassaro
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A fresh account of William's life highlights the sports hero, war veteran, and activist who will be remembered as one of the greatest hitters in the game. (Sports & Recreation)

Ted Williams a Biography

Author : Bruce Markusen
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Discusses the life and career of baseball great, Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox slugger who has held the game's highest batting average since 1941.

The John Updike Encyclopedia

Author : Jack De Bellis
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John Updike is one of the most seminal American writers of the 20th century and one of the most prolific as well. His writing consistently reveals stylistic brilliance, and through his engagement with America's moral and spiritual problems, his works chronicle America's hopes and dreams, failures and disappointments. Though an enormously popular writer, the complexity and elegance of his works have elicited much scholarly attention. Through several hundred alphabetically arranged entries, this book provides an exceptional resource for both casual and serious readers. Whether seeking a novel summary, an authoritative analysis of subjects, elucidation of an allusion, or a point about Updike's life and manner of composition, the encyclopedia is indispensable. Extensive cross-referencing, numerous bibliographies, and a thorough index enhance its usefulness.

Updike in Cincinnati

Author : John Updike
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Documents John Updike's visit to Cincinnati in 2001 as an honored guest of the university in a portrayal of one of America's literary giants as an adept and talented public performer and includes a collection of session transcripts, photographs, anecdotal observations, and more.

Literary Journalism

Author : Jean Chance
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This first edition reader introduces students to 26 of our greatest literary journalists, from Ernie Pyle to Hunter S. Thompson. It is the most current and complete anthology of the best of literary journalism.

Assorted Prose

Author : John Updike
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John Updike’s first collection of nonfiction pieces, published in 1965 when the author was thirty-three, is a diverting and illuminating gambol through midcentury America and the writer’s youth. It opens with a choice selection of parodies, casuals, and “Talk of the Town” reports, the fruits of Updike’s boyish ambition to follow in the footsteps of Thurber and White. These jeux d’esprit are followed by “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” an immortal account of Ted Williams’s last at-bat in Fenway Park; “The Dogwood Tree,” a Wordsworthian evocation of one Pennsylvania childhood; and five autobiographical essays and stories. Rounding out the volume are classic considerations of Nabokov, Salinger, Spark, Beckett, and others, the earliest efforts of the book reviewer who would go on to become, in The New York Times’s estimation, “the pre-eminent critic of his generation.” Updike called this collection “motley but not unshapely.” Some would call it a classic of its kind.

Baseball

Author : Nicholas Dawidoff
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Featuring contributions by Robert Frost, Philip Roth, Richard Ford, Amiri Baraka, and many others, an unrivaled collection pays tribute to America's favorite pasttime, featuring poems, stories, testimonies from classic oral histories, and many journalistic profiles that honor the game and its many celebrated players.

The Essay Subjects and Stances

Author : Edward P. J. Corbett
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American Book Collector

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The Language of Ideas

Author : William F. Irmscher
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Sports in Literature

Author : Bruce Emra
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Gathers poems, stories, essays, and selections from autobiographies that deal with sports

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Baseball I Gave You All the Best Years of My Life

Author : Kevin Kerrane
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The Best American Sports Writing of the Century

Author : David Halberstam
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Spotlights some of the century's great moments in sports, in works by Red Smith, Damon Runyon, Frank Deford, John Updike, Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Considine, and A. J. Liebling

The Third Fireside Book of Baseball

Author : Charles Einstein
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Author Price Guides

Author : Allen Ahearn
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Volume II of the Author Price Guides (APG) includes 51 authors. Each APG contains a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a complete up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American & British), with entries for limited & trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; & estimated values with & without dustwrappers. Authors in Volume II are: Barth, Berger, Cheever, Churchill, Clavell, Crews, Didion, Dos Passos, Eastlake, Fitzgerald, Fleming, Francis, Frost, Goyen, Grey, Grimes, Grumbach, Harrison, Heinlein, Heller, Hurston, Irving, Kennedy, LeCarre, Limited Editions Club, London, Ludlum, Mailer, Malamud, Markson, Marshall, Maxwell, McElroy, McGuanc, McMurtry, Nabokov, O'Connor, Percy, Price, Roth, Evelyn Scott, Thorne Smith, Spackman, Styron, Peter Taylor, Dylan Thomas, Twain, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty & William C. Williams. Essential for librarians, dealers & collectors. Over 200,000 sold. Volume I with Capote, Eliot, Faulkner, Graves, Hammett, Hemingway, King... & 55 other authors, also available by the same publisher. ISBN 1-883060-04-4. Please contact: Quill & Brush, P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848. (301) 460-3700, FAX: (301) 871-5425, E-mail: [email protected]

The Baseball Reader

Author : Charles Einstein
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The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

Author : Robert Hendrickson
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An alphabetically arranged reference contains the definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions, including slang words, proverbs, nicknames, and phrases from literature.