The Southpaw (Second Edition)
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BeschreibungThe Southpaw is a story about coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond. Lefthander Henry Wiggen, six feet three, a hundred ninety-five pounds, and the greatest pitcher going, grows to manhood in a righthanded world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, and the sports page--and himself, too--all at once. Written in Henry's own words, this exuberant, funny novel follows his eccentric course from bush league to the World Series. Although Mark Harris loves and writes tellingly about the pleasures of baseball, his primary subject has always been the human condition and the shifts of mortal men and women as they try to understand and survive what life has dealt them. This new Bison Books edition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Southpaw. In his introduction to this edition, Mark Harris discusses the genesis of the novel in his own life experience.
PortraitMark Harris (1922-2007).
Pressestimmen"Even those whose knowledge of baseball is elemental will find the book worth reading. For let there be no doubt about it, this is a distinguished and unusual book." New York Times "Cheers to Mark Harris, who gives us by far the best 'serious' baseball novel published." San Francisco Chronicle
Untertitel: Bison Books. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 350 Seiten