No place I would rather be : Roger Angell and a life in baseball writing /

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Author / Creator:Bonomo, Joe, 1966- author.
Imprint:Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
©2019
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12485096
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ISBN:9781496215291
149621529X
9781496213259
1496213254
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Other form:Print version: Bonomo, Joe, 1966- No place I would rather be. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019] 9781496213259
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Summary:Legendary New Yorker writer and editor Roger Angell is considered to be among the greatest baseball writers . He brings a fan's love, a fiction writer's eye, and an essayist's sensibility to the game. No other baseball writer has a through line quite like Angell's: born in 1920, he was an avid fan of the game by the Depression era, when he watched Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit home runs at Yankee Stadium. He began writing about baseball in 1962 and continued through the decades, blogging about baseball's postseasons until his death in 2022.<br> <br> <br> <br> No Place I Would Rather Be tells the story of Angell's contribution to sportswriting, including his early short stories, pieces for the New Yorker , autobiographical essays, seven books, and the common threads that run through them. His work reflects rapidly changing mores as well as evolving forces on and off the field, reacting to a half century of cultural turmoil, shifts in trends and professional attitudes of ballplayers and executives, and a complex, discerning, and diverse audience. Baseball is both change and constancy, and Roger Angell is the preeminent essayist of that paradox. His writing encompasses fondness for the past, a sober reckoning of the present, and hope for the future of the game.<br> <br>
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781496215291
149621529X
9781496213259
1496213254