Diamonds are a girl's best friend : women writers on baseball / edited by Elinor Nauen

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Subjects: Baseball--Literary collections
American literature--Women authors
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Faber and Faber, 1994
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xiii, 295 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
Baseball and Writing / Marianne Moore 3
First Game / Lesley Hazleton 6
from Sportsman's Paradise / Nancy Lemann 9
I've Never Written a Baseball Poem / Elisavietta Ritchie 19
Spring Training / Lynn Rigney Schott 20
The Idea of Florida during a Winter Thaw / Gail Mazur 22
Backyard / Rochelle Nameroff 24
from Deborah, Golda and Me / Letty Cottin Pogrebin 25
From Father, with Love / Doris Kearns Goodwin 26
Coming to the Plate / Molly O'Neill 29
from Squeeze Play / Jane Leavy 35
from In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson / Bette Bao Lord 41
Willie Horton / Rebecca Stowe 46
Memoir / Ann Hood 50
from An American Childhood / Annie Dillard 53
from Raising Demons / Shirley Jackson 56
How Hans Became an American / Elinor Nauen 66
Calling / Judy Katz-Levine 69
What Baseball Tells Us About Love / Linda Kittell 70
On Just Being a Fan / Mabel Hite 73
A Miracle Year / Jean Hastings Ardell 75
City Ball / Roberta Israeloff 79
Endless Odds / Judy Goldman 91
Summer Before College / Jeredith Merrin 94
Season Wish / Linda Mizejewski 96
Heroes / Ann Bauleke 98
Red Barber / Barbara Grizzuti Harrison 102
Fan Valentines / Lillian Morrison 121
Why I Love Baseball / Carol Tavris 122
No Particular Place to Go / Linda Gebroe 126
Why I Love It / Mary Leary 128
Most Valuable Player / Sarah Van Arsdale 130
from In Shelly's Leg / Sara Vogan 132
As Yet / Alice Notley 135
Hommage a George Brett / Victoria Gill 136
Poem for My Youth / Eloise Klein Healy 137
Bunt Ball / Viola Weinberg 138
Carlton Fisk Is My Ideal / Bernadette Mayer 140
Dodger Stadium / Eve Babitz 142
from The Sunlit Field / Lucy Kennedy 150
A Dream of Games / Josephine Jacobsen 158
Listening to Baseball in the Car / Gail Mazur 159
A Bush League Hero / Edna Ferber 161
The Lady Fan / Lulu Glaser 170
Dream Game / Alison Gordon 173
The Truth About Paradise / Oona Short 176
American Baseball / Eileen Myles 183
A Baseball Wimp / Anna Quindlen 186
The Markoe Plan for Overcoming Boredom at a Baseball Game / Merrill Markoe 188
Analysis of Baseball / May Swenson 195
Petticoats and the Press Box / Ina Eloise Young 197
On Trying to Watch Baseball / Mariah Burton Nelson 199
Uniform Comments / Susan McCarthy 202
Madame Southpaw / S. W. M. Humason 204
from All the Way Home / Ellen Cooney 216
A Night Game in Menomonie Park / Susan Firer 221
Double Play / Eloise Klein Healy 223
Mother Baseball / Vanalyne Green 224
Hometown Piece for Messrs. Alston and Reese / Marianne Moore 229
Jackie Robinson / Hilma Wolitzer 232
What Happened / Veronica Geng 235
One to Nothing / Carolyn Kizer 237
Baseball / Linda Pastan 239
Baseball / Gail Mazur 240
Deaf-Mutes at the Ballgame / Josephine Jacobsen 243
The Barbarians / Patricia Highsmith 244
Poor Is Poor, Broke Is Broke / Mary Leary 255
The Lefthander / Heather Henderson 259
Fly Ball / Carol Masters 262
Suicide / Judy Goldman 264
The Playoffs and Everything / Viola Weinberg 265
The Playoff Game / Holly Prado 267
The World Series Is About Writing Poems / Holly Prado 270
World Series / Ann Neelon 272
The Winter Game / Alison Gordon 274
Contributor Notes 283
Bibliography 289
Acknowledgments 291
Additional Authors: Nauen, Elinor
Notes: LCCN: 93010897
ISBN: 0571198198 :$22.95
OCLC Number: 28065803
ISBN/ISSN: 0571198198