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The Resource Making the team : the cultural work of baseball fiction, Timothy Morris

Making the team : the cultural work of baseball fiction, Timothy Morris

Label
Making the team : the cultural work of baseball fiction
Title
Making the team
Title remainder
the cultural work of baseball fiction
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Timothy Morris examines the cultural implications of baseball novels, focusing on four themes - assimilation, heterosexuality, language, and meritocracy - from among many possibilities "because they are particularly problematic issues for America and Americanists in the mid-1990s." While Making the Team deals with canonical works such as The Natural and Bang the Drum Slowly, it devotes equal attention to juvenile novels by John Tunis (The Kid from Tomkinsville, Young Razzle) and others. Throughout, Morris considers how the ideals of manliness, courage, competitiveness, athleticism, whiteness, and standard English - of "Americanness" in its many facets - have been embodied in fictional characters for readers of different ages and in different eras
  • He concludes with a chapter that asks, "What does it mean to be 'literary'?" What distinguishes "high art" from a baseball novel, or a mystery, or a romance novel, or pornography? Making the Team suggests that drawing the line may be a more vital concern - not just for scholars, but for Americans at large - than anything critics have argued about for a very long time
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Timothy
Dewey number
813.009/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.B37
LC item number
M35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball stories, American
  • Literature and society
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • American fiction
  • Children's stories, American
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Bildungsromans, American
  • Assimilation (Sociology) in literature
  • Maturation (Psychology) in literature
  • Elite (Social sciences) in literature
  • Heterosexuality in literature
  • Social status in literature
  • Baseball in literature
  • Bildungsromans
Label
Making the team : the cultural work of baseball fiction, Timothy Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everybody wants to play for the Yankees -- "I do not mean fairy love" -- "I was in America and my job was to speak English" -- Hitting the bell curve -- But is it literature?
Control code
34676288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780252022944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making the team : the cultural work of baseball fiction, Timothy Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everybody wants to play for the Yankees -- "I do not mean fairy love" -- "I was in America and my job was to speak English" -- Hitting the bell curve -- But is it literature?
Control code
34676288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780252022944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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