Catcher In The Wry

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Author: Dan Zamudio
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482337
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Catcher In The Wry by Dan Zamudio

Original Title: Catcher In The Wry

The only poetry I understand is Baseball. In sparing lines and with a reluctant irony reminiscent of Holden Caulfield, Dan Zamudio deadpans his way through more than 100 poems on baseball. It is a teen's smirk the speaker wears, telling us that a "slight distraction / always helps" when you're tendering a month-old ticket for today's game ("Say, who's pitching today?")--and when the teacher leaves the room, "Long / unsharpened / pencils / swing across / desk tops, / connect with / inside pitches" ("Hurry, she's coming!"). In Chicago, the poet's hometown, the South Side may have Buddy Guys, but Wrigley is still the best known venue for the blues ("Blues"). Sharing the delights of poetry and baseball without condescension, the author meets young adults and thus all of us on common ground, engaging with familiar language and anecdotes that part of life still pretending to distrust anyone over the age of 30.

The Phillies Reader

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Author: Richard Orodenker
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592133987
Size: 73.77 MB
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The Phillies Reader by Richard Orodenker

Original Title: The Phillies Reader

A collection of works following the up-and-down history of the Philadelphia Phillies encompasses subjects such as Chuck Klein, Mike Schmidt, the bizarre shooting of Eddie Waitkus, and the heartbreak of '64, updated with several new essays, including one about Citizens Bank Park. Original.

Milwaukee Braves

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Author: William Povletich
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870204238
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Milwaukee Braves by William Povletich

Original Title: Milwaukee Braves

Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak chronicles the Braves thirteen-year tenure in Wisconsin through a tapestry of photographs and stories. The author recaptures the energy and excitement surrounding the team’s unprecedented years of success in Milwaukee.

The Catcher In The Rye J D Salinger English Edition

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Author: Editorial Editorial Pacific
ISBN: 9781514355008
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The Catcher In The Rye J D Salinger English Edition by Editorial Editorial Pacific

Original Title: The Catcher In The Rye J D Salinger English Edition

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.

Dream Catcher

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Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407083465
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Dream Catcher by Iris Gower

Original Title: Dream Catcher

The wedding of Llinos Savage, the young saviour of the Savage Pottery, and the fascinating Joe Mainwaring , sets the small sea front town of Swansea ablaze with gossip. Joe , born of an unlikely alliance between a native American squaw and a wealthy British businessman, is always perceived by the Swansea elite as a foreigner and an outsider. When Llinos's father dies after a long illness, she is devastated, but her grief turns to fear when Joe is accused of his father-in-law's murder by the local doctor and is incarcerated inside the walls of the castle along with thieves and debtors. There among the filth and dirt, Joe makes friends with an old Jewish man, and this brief friendship, formed in the most ill-fated circumstances, proves to be the catalyst to a series of events which unexpectedly threaten to destroy the marriage and the very lives of Joe and Llinos. Iris Gower has created a wonderful background of the romantic china clay industry of South Wales for her new and dramatic novel sequence.

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