The Writer’s Game, 1st Edition

  • Richard Orodenker
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  • ISBN-10: 080573998X
  • ISBN-13: 9780805739985
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Shipping Weight: .90 lbs ( .41 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1996 | Published



A one-of-a-kind guide to the writers and player-writers whose voices have formed this unique subgenre of American literature. Surveying the vast body of nonfiction writing devoted to baseball and exploring the recurrent themes and myths that typify it, the book gives special attention to the familiar essay, the in-depth personal profile, and the memoir or autobiography, while never skirting seminal works of baseball lore, whether early sports guide, dime novel, or oral history. The result is a dozen thematically arranged chapters that inspect the works of scores of writers---including Christy Mathewson, Stephen Crane, Donald Hall, Jim Bouton, Roger Angell, and Annie Dillard---and provide a thoroughly entertaining compendium of the history and culture of baseball. Enhancing the volume’s usefulness are an introduction, notes and references, selected bibliography, and index.