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The Resource Ring around the bases : the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr

Ring around the bases : the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr

Label
Ring around the bases : the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner
Title
Ring around the bases
Title remainder
the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr
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Author
Editor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • More than any other writer in this century, Ring Lardner (1885-1933) was identified with baseball. He was the first writer to match the American language with the great American pastime. His years covering the Chicago White Sox and Cubs gave him the inside knowledge of the sport and how it reflected the American experience; starting in 1906 as a reporter, Lardner responded to baseball as a social phenomenon. His short stories remain the core of his career, and the basis
  • Of his enduring reputation. Here are Ring Lardner's complete baseball stories, twelve of them collected in print for the first time. With his unerring eye for detail and his sense of the absurd, Lardner ranges over the entire game. His first published magazine series, "You know Me Al," recounts the travails of Jack Keefe, a minor-league player who remains a Busher even after he reaches the big leagues. Although he eventually wanted to "bench" the character, Lardner
  • Continued to write Keefe stories to satisfy the public's hunger. At the same time, though, he began to expand his work, introducing new characters, new concerns, new slants on the sport. He went on to probe not only the nature of the game, but also the lives of the men who played it. His famous portraits in "Alibi Ike" and "My Roomy" convey his profound understanding of baseball and the people associated with it. Historically accurate, richly textured, Ring Around the
  • Bases reveals the master at the height of his craft, and celebrates America at play. This collection, then, is the ultimate lineup in baseball fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.A7
LC item number
R56 1992
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ring around the bases : the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gee! It's a wonderful game -- A busher's letters home -- The busher comes back -- The busher's honeymoon -- A new busher breaks in -- The busher's kid -- The busher beats it hence -- Call for Mr. Keefe! -- The busher reënlists -- The battle of Texas -- Along came Ruth -- The busher pulls a Mays -- My roomy -- Sick 'em -- Horseshoes -- Back to Baltimore -- Alibi Ike -- Harmony -- The poor simp -- Where do you get that noise? -- Good for the soul -- The crook -- The hold-out -- The yellow kid -- The bull pen -- Women -- Hurry Kane -- One hit, one error, one left -- When the moon comes over the mountain -- Lose with a smile -- Meet me in St. Louie -- Holycaust -- The ides of June -- Take a walk -- The cost of baseball -- The 1919 World Series
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 609 pages
Isbn
9780684193748
Lccn
91038363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 53. Illustrated dust jacket. Quarter black cloth; tan paper over boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Gift of Andy McCue.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24795259
  • ucoclc24795259
Label
Ring around the bases : the complete baseball stories of Ring Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gee! It's a wonderful game -- A busher's letters home -- The busher comes back -- The busher's honeymoon -- A new busher breaks in -- The busher's kid -- The busher beats it hence -- Call for Mr. Keefe! -- The busher reënlists -- The battle of Texas -- Along came Ruth -- The busher pulls a Mays -- My roomy -- Sick 'em -- Horseshoes -- Back to Baltimore -- Alibi Ike -- Harmony -- The poor simp -- Where do you get that noise? -- Good for the soul -- The crook -- The hold-out -- The yellow kid -- The bull pen -- Women -- Hurry Kane -- One hit, one error, one left -- When the moon comes over the mountain -- Lose with a smile -- Meet me in St. Louie -- Holycaust -- The ides of June -- Take a walk -- The cost of baseball -- The 1919 World Series
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 609 pages
Isbn
9780684193748
Lccn
91038363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 53. Illustrated dust jacket. Quarter black cloth; tan paper over boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Gift of Andy McCue.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24795259
  • ucoclc24795259

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